5:34pm September 3, 2012

CBC Chair Emanuel Cleaver to Address DNC on Wednesday


Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), the current Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, will address the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Wednesday.

The theme of Rep. Cleaver’s speech will be faith and responsibility.

Cleaver is currently serving as the 22nd Chairman of the CBC and his tenure, which began in January 2011 as the GOP took over the House, has been eventful and noteworthy.

On May 31, Cleaver and the CBC held a Faith Leaders Summit with faith leaders from across the country.  The summit focused on voting rights, 501(c)3 dos and don’t and featured an address by Attorney General Eric Holder.

This time last year Cleaver was leading the CBC through a five city jobs tour across the country as the Black unemployment rate hit a 27 year high at 16.7%.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, speaker, strategist, comms expert and political analyst. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of Black members of Congress, in 2009. She's been a former staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and has had a very diverse career in politics and media. Ms. Burke appears regularly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne and has been seen on MSNBC. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail anytime: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @Crewof42. Instagram: LVB325. The ideas and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author, and have complete editorial independence from any Politic365 partners, sponsors, or advertisers.



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