Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement on her appointment as honorary co-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus’s (CBC) 52nd Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.:
“I am excited to join my esteemed colleague, Senator and Reverend Raphael Warnock as a co-chair of the CBC’s 52nd Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) this year. The Congressional Black Caucus’s tireless work to elevate and advocate the themes of democracy, freedom and culture, especially among Black Americans and people of color is embodied in this annual conference each year, and I am humbled by the opportunity to play such an integral part. The conference hosts tens of thousands of individuals for the five-day event. I am also happy to welcome Governor Bryan and numerous members of his administration to host the V.I. Government’s first Meet and Match event at the conference—an avenue for businesses (both local and stateside) to learn about contracting and business opportunities in the Virgin Islands firsthand from government agencies, including the Office of Disaster Recovery (ODR), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the USVI Economic Development Authority (EDA), among others.
“Additionally, I am proud to share that during ALC, the Congressional Caucus on Black Innovation (CCBI), of which I am co-founder and co-chair with my colleague Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10), will host the 2nd Annual Black Innovation Summit which will include a two-part panel on the importance of empowering black innovators and creators.
“To all of my fellow Virgin Islanders joining us for the conference, especially those of you [who] will travel to be present, I look forward to seeing you!”
The CBC’s 52nd Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is themed “Securing Our Democracy. Protecting Our Freedoms. Uplifting Our Culture,” and it will take place from Wednesday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. To register for the conference, click here.