Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner

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Congressional Black Congress

Since its establishment in 1971, Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have joined together to empower America’s neglected citizens and to address their legislative concerns.For more than 40 years, the CBC has consistently been the voice for people of color and vulnerable communities in Congress and has been committed to utilizing the full Constitutional power, statutory authority, and financial resources of the Government of the United States of America to ensure that everyone in the United States has an opportunity to achieve their version of the American Dream.

The legislative agenda of universal empowerment that Members of the Congressional Black Caucus collectively pursue include but are not limited to: the creation of universal access to a world-class education from birth through post secondary level; the creation of universal access to quality, affordable health care and the elimination of racially based health disparities; the creation of universal access to modern technology, capital and full, fairly-compensated employment; the creation and or expansion of U.S. foreign policy initiatives that will contribute to the survival, health, education and general welfare of all peoples of the world in a manner consistent with universal human dignity, tolerance and respect and such other legislative action as a majority of the entire CBC Membership may support.

For more: http://cbc-butterfield.house.gov

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POTUS to Deliver Keynote at 2014 CBCF Phoenix Awards Dinner

September 19, 2014 cbcfinc.org

WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced President Barack Obama as the keynote speaker for the 44th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Phoenix Awards Dinner, 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

“We are again honored to have former CBC member President Barack Obama address this year’s Phoenix Awards Dinner,” said A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the CBCF. “Since the beginning of his first term, President Obama’s administration has been on the front lines in the ongoing fight for social justice, equal access to healthcare and economic empowerment for all Americans. We are proud to call him a partner in our mission to eliminate the civil and social disparities that many African Americans and black communities continue to face.”

CBCF also announced the full list of the 2014 Phoenix Award honorees: media mogul Cathy Hughes; legendary boxer and activist Muhammad Ali; editor, writer and producer Susan L. Taylor; civil rights leader Wade Henderson; and chairman of FE Holdings, Inc., Robert L. Wright, Jr.

For more: http://www.cbcfinc.org/2014-archive/778-potus-to-deliver-keynote-at-2014-cbcf-phoenix-awards-dinner.html

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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference
Phoenix Awards Dinner
September 27, 2014
Keynote Speaker: President Barack H. Obama
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

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18 thoughts on “Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner

  1. WH

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

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    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

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    President Obama delivers the keynote address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner
    Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

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  2. Congressional Black Congress

    Since its establishment in 1971, Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have joined together to empower America’s neglected citizens and to address their legislative concerns.For more than 40 years, the CBC has consistently been the voice for people of color and vulnerable communities in Congress and has been committed to utilizing the full Constitutional power, statutory authority, and financial resources of the Government of the United States of America to ensure that everyone in the United States has an opportunity to achieve their version of the American Dream.

    The legislative agenda of universal empowerment that Members of the Congressional Black Caucus collectively pursue include but are not limited to: the creation of universal access to a world-class education from birth through post secondary level; the creation of universal access to quality, affordable health care and the elimination of racially based health disparities; the creation of universal access to modern technology, capital and full, fairly-compensated employment; the creation and or expansion of U.S. foreign policy initiatives that will contribute to the survival, health, education and general welfare of all peoples of the world in a manner consistent with universal human dignity, tolerance and respect and such other legislative action as a majority of the entire CBC Membership may support.

    For more: http://cbc.fudge.house.gov

    • POTUS to Deliver Keynote at 2014 CBCF Phoenix Awards Dinner

      September 19, 2014 cbcfinc.org

      WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced President Barack Obama as the keynote speaker for the 44th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Phoenix Awards Dinner, 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

      “We are again honored to have former CBC member President Barack Obama address this year’s Phoenix Awards Dinner,” said A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the CBCF. “Since the beginning of his first term, President Obama’s administration has been on the front lines in the ongoing fight for social justice, equal access to healthcare and economic empowerment for all Americans. We are proud to call him a partner in our mission to eliminate the civil and social disparities that many African Americans and black communities continue to face.”

      CBCF also announced the full list of the 2014 Phoenix Award honorees: media mogul Cathy Hughes; legendary boxer and activist Muhammad Ali; editor, writer and producer Susan L. Taylor; civil rights leader Wade Henderson; and chairman of FE Holdings, Inc., Robert L. Wright, Jr.

      For more: http://www.cbcfinc.org/2014-archive/778-potus-to-deliver-keynote-at-2014-cbcf-phoenix-awards-dinner.html

      • September 28, 2014

        Remarks by the President at Congressional Black Caucus Awards Dinner

        Walter E. Washington Convention Center

        Washington, D.C.

        9:06 P.M. EDT

        THE PRESIDENT: Hello, CBC! (Applause.) Thank you so much. Everybody, have a seat. It is good to be with you here tonight. If it wasn’t black tie I would have worn my tan suit. (Laughter.) I thought it looked good. (Laughter.)

        Thank you, Chaka, for that introduction. Thanks to all of you for having me here this evening. I want to acknowledge the members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Chairwoman Marcia Fudge for their outstanding work. (Applause.) Thank you, Shuanise Washington, and the CBC Foundation for doing so much to help our young people aim high and reach their potential.

        Tonight, I want to begin by paying special tribute to a man with whom all of you have worked closely with; someone who served his country for nearly 40 years as a prosecutor, as a judge, and as Attorney General of the United States: Mr. Eric Holder. (Applause.) Throughout his long career in public service, Eric has built a powerful legacy of making sure that equal justice under the law actually means something; that it applies to everybody — regardless of race, or gender, or religion, or color, creed, disability, sexual orientation. He has been a great friend of mine. He has been a faithful servant of the American people. We will miss him badly. (Applause.)

        This year, we’ve been marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. We honor giants like John Lewis — (applause); unsung heroines like Evelyn Lowery. We honor the countless Americans, some who are in this room — black, white, students, scholars, preachers, housekeepers, patriots all, who, with their bare hands, reached into the well of our nation’s founding ideals and helped to nurture a more perfect union. We’ve reminded ourselves that progress is not just absorbing what has been done — it’s advancing what’s left undone.

        Even before President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law, even as the debate dragged on in the Senate, he was already challenging America to do more and march further, to build a Great Society — one, Johnson said, “where no child will go unfed, and no youngster will go unschooled. Where no man who wants work will fail to find it. Where no citizen will be barred from any door because of his birthplace or his color or his church. Where peace and security is common among neighbors and possible among nations.” “This is the world that waits for you,” he said. “Reach out for it now. Join the fight to finish the unfinished work.” To finish the unfinished work.

        For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/28/remarks-president-congressional-black-caucus-awards-dinner

    • Rep. Marcia Fudge says Congressional Black Caucus will mobilize voters by stressing GOP threats to President Obama

      9/19/14 By Sabrina Eaton, Plain Dealer Washington Reporter

      WASHINGTON, D. C. – Arguing that Republican gains in Congress could lead to renewed efforts to impeach President Barack Obama, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge on Friday unveiled a get-out-the-vote effort intended to get black voters to the polls in key Senate and House races around the country.

      “Once they know what is at stake, they will vote,” Fudge promised, adding that her Caucus will tell black voters that Republicans will try to change entitlement programs, reduce funds for schools and emergency services, raise the Social Security retirement age, remove money from Medicaid or Medicare and “make our lives miserable for the next two years” if their power in Congress increases.

      She also predicted GOP members of Congress would “try to make our president an illegitimate president” with claims that he isn’t born in the United States, wasn’t smart enough to go to Harvard, and ignores the laws.

      “We will have two more years of that foolishness if they take back the Senate and get a few more seats in the House,” said Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat, who predicted voters “will be standing in the line waiting for the doors to open” at the polls when they hear what members of her group have to say.

      Fudge said pastors in more than 3,000 black churches around the country will stress the importance of voting in their sermons this Sunday. Other pastors will deliver that message on different weekends, with the goal of reaching 12 million voters before November’s election.

      For more: http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2014/09/rep_marcia_fudge_announces_con.html

    • September 26, 2014

      Remarks by Attorney General Eric Holder at the Congressional Black Caucus Panel Discussion on Voting Rights
      Washington, DCUnited States ~
      Remarks as Prepared for Delivery

      Thank you, Representative [Marcia] Fudge, for those kind words – and thank you all not only for that warm welcome, but for your steadfast friendship over the years – in times both good and bad; for your partnership on so many critical challenges we’ve faced together; and for your tireless efforts, today and every day, on behalf of those whom the law protects and empowers.

      I have been privileged to work closely with many of you throughout my tenure as Attorney General – and I’m deeply proud of all that we have achieved. Although my time at the Justice Department will draw to a close in the coming months – once my successor has been nominated and confirmed – I want you to know that my commitment to this work will never waver. And in the meantime, there remains a great deal to be done. I have no intention of letting up or slowing down. I am honored to discuss our ongoing efforts with you once again today. And I am proud, as ever, to stand with so many dedicated public servants, devoted advocates, and passionate leaders of our ongoing fight for equal rights and equal justice.

      I would particularly like to thank the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation for organizing this important event – and for your decades of service in our struggle to secure the civil rights of everyone in this country. Many years ago, during my first days here in Washington, I had the opportunity to attend a Congressional Black Caucus dinner with my aunt. It was in some ways a foundational experience. And in the years since then, I have been consistently inspired by your leadership over the years. From education, to healthcare, to economic development – in our efforts to address racial disparities and reform criminal justice – you have done critical work to bring stakeholders together, to advocate for understanding, and to build a more just society.

      As you know, this year marks the50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 – which President Lyndon Johnson signed into law to codify vital and long-overdue protections for all Americans. In the decades since then, thanks to leaders like you, our nation has made remarkable, once-unimaginable progress in expanding economic opportunity, overturning legal discrimination, and expanding access to the ballot box for every eligible citizen.

      All of this progress is laudable – and all of it is worth celebrating. Yet there can be no question, as we gather today, that a great deal of work remains to be done: not only to defend those advances, but to expand on the progress of our forebears – and to continue the march they began.

      For more: http://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/remarks-attorney-general-eric-holder-congressional-black-caucus-panel-discussion-voting

  3. September 27, 2014

    Remarks of President Barack Obama
    Weekly Address
    The White House
    September 27, 2014

    Hi, everybody. American leadership is the one constant in an uncertain world. That was true this week, as we mobilized the world to confront some of our most urgent challenges.

    America is leading the world in the fight to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL. On Monday, our brave men and women in uniform began air strikes against ISIL targets in Syria. And they weren’t alone. I made it clear that America would act as part of a broad coalition, and we were joined in this action by friends and partners, including Arab nations. At the United Nations in New York, I worked to build more support for this coalition; to cut off terrorist financing; and to stop the flow of foreign fighters into and out of that region. And in my address to the UN, I challenged the world — especially Muslim communities – to reject the ideology of violent extremism, and to do more to tap the extraordinary potential of their young people.

    America is leading the effort to rally the world against Russian aggression in Ukraine. Along with our allies, we will support the people of Ukraine as they develop their democracy and economy. And this week, I called upon even more nations to join us on the right side of history.

    America is leading the fight to contain and combat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. We’re deploying our doctors and scientists — supported by our military — to help corral the outbreak and pursue new treatments. From the United Kingdom and Germany to France and Senegal, other nations are stepping up their efforts, too, sending money, supplies, and personnel. And we will continue to rally other countries to join us in making concrete commitments to fight this disease, and enhance global health security for the long-term.

    America is engaging more partners and allies than ever to confront the growing threat of climate change before it’s too late. We’re doing our part, and helping developing nations do theirs. At home, we’ve invested in clean energy, cut carbon pollution, and created new jobs in the process. Abroad, our climate assistance now reaches more than 120 nations. And on Tuesday, I called on every nation – developed and developing alike — to join us in this effort for the sake of future generations.

    For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/27/weekly-address-america-leading-world

  4. I hope the CBC comes out of their Leg. Conference with a strong GOTV plan. Also, it’s cool that the CBC is having their 44th Conference with the 44th President in the White House. Let’s give #44 a big gift by voting in huge numbers on 11/4. “Yes We Must!” 🙂 CR, thanks for post.

  5. WH

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  6. Sunday talk show tip sheet

    9/28/14 8:03 AM EDT By POLITICO STAFF

    “Meet the Press” on NBC
    * Preempted by coverage of the Ryder Cup golf tournament

    “Face the Nation” on CBS
    * Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken
    * Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.)
    * Former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell
    * Retired Gen. Carter Ham

    “This Week” on ABC
    * House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)
    * Rep. Keth Ellison (D-Minn.)
    * Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet

    “Fox News Sunday” on Fox
    * Blinken
    * Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo)
    * Sen. Angus King (I-Maine)

    “State of the Union” on CNN
    * Blinken
    * Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)
    * Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman retired Gen. Richard Myers

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