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Congresswoman Wilson Hosts Forum on COVID-19 in Haiti and the Dangers of Continued U.S. Deportations

Today, Congresswoman Wilson hosted a forum titled “An Impending Crisis: COVID-19 in Haiti, Ongoing Instability, and the Dangers of Continued U.S. Deportations,” featuring House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel; Leonie Hermantin, Haitian community leader and director of Development, Communications, and Strategic Planning for the Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center; Clarel Cyriaque, a practicing attorney who represents immigrants facing deportation; Dan Erikson, senior fellow at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement and former special advisor to Vice President Joe Biden; Cate Oswald, chief policy and partnership officer for Partners in Health; and Jake Johnston, senior research associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. 

Warren, Markey, Keating, Kennedy, Colleagues Seek Federal Investigation of Violent Incident at Bristol County Jail

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives William Keating (D-MA-09) and Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), led their colleagues in writing to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL), requesting an investigation of a violent incident involving persons in immigration detention last week at the Bristol County House of Correction in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Mucarsel-Powell Applauds Nearly $3 Million Head Start Grant to Local Community Center

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26) applauded a $2,877,758 Health and Human Services (HHS) Head Start grant for Le Jardin Community Center in Homestead, Florida. Le Jardin Community Center provides low-income children and families of diverse backgrounds opportunities to learn, develop, and increase their likelihood of success in the future.

McCarthy Adds Candidates to 2020 Young Guns Program

WASHINGTON - House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy today announced the addition of 17 candidates to the committee’s 2020 Young Guns program, and the promotion of 14 to the Contender level. The program mentors and supports candidates in races across the country and works to provide them with the necessary tools to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents.

Senator Warren Introducing Bicameral Legislation to Require Federal Government to Collect and Report Coronavirus Demographic Data

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is introducing the bicameral Equitable Data Collection and Disclosure on COVID-19 Act. The legislation is co-sponsored by Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and 14 of their Senate colleagues. In the House, the legislation is being introduced by Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL-02), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Representative Karen Bass (D-CA-37), Representative Barbara Lee (D- CA-13), and is co-sponsored by more than 80 of their colleagues. 

“My Story Might Have Turned Out Very Differently if I Had Been Black,”

Tulsa, Oklahoma--Democratic Presidential Candidate Mike Bloomberghas a problem with the systematic racism and societal bias that has kept Black America from achieving the economic equity.  And he is the only presidential candidate to confront the issue with a proposal to address one of the nations’ most prevalentdilemmas.  Bloomberg’s belief that the wall of discrimination has kept Black America from building generational wealthwas reinforced when he visited remnants of the little-known Black Wall Street Massacre site in Tulsa, Oklahoma.It was more evidence of America’s dark history. So, Bloomberg unveiled his Greenwood Initiative that will bring about economic justice to Black Americans at a time when it is essential.

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