The Congressional Black Caucus (aka the Who’s Who of Black Leaders in politics and public policy) converged in Washington D.C. from September 14 to September 18, for policy talk, networking, and dinner parties.
Between Colin Kaepernick’s protest picking up steam among athletes of all ages and videos of interactions between citizens and law enforcement, the biggest topic on the agenda was our criminal justice system. We also discussed education and economic empowerment.
With the 2016 election around the corner, what issues are top of mind for black voters – especially black females? Power of the Sister Vote policy forum aims to tackle those issues.
If we look at where the black community stands today compared to before President Barack Obama took office, the situation has improved for some, but not enough for too many in our community.
Have Washington’s policies worked or let down the black community? What are the policies that empower communities of color?
Power of the Sister Vote Intergenerational Roundtable kicked off live from the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference 2016!
(Look up the conversation #CBCFALC16 and tweet me @patricepinkfile)
Watch it below, here!
Patrice Lee Onwuka is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum and a contributor to Bold Global Media.
Patrice has worked in policy, media, and consulting roles on youth and women’s issues. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, CNBC, Bloomberg, the Washington Times, the New York Post, the Christian Science Monitor, and other outlets. She is a regular guest on Fox News, Fox Business News, MSNBC, and PBS programs.
Patrice holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Tufts University and a master’s degree in economics and international relations from Boston College. Follow her @PatricePinkFile