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%.

About the Author

Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog that covers African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke appears regularly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin and on WHUR in Washington, D.C., WURD in Philadelphia, and WVON in Chicago. Ms. Burke has enjoyed employment at USAToday.com and ABC News. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail anytime: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @Crewof42. Instagram: LVB325.



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