MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Contact: Shadawn Reddick-Smith (Adams): 202-225-1510
Seth Morrow (Byrne): 202-225-1206
TODAY: MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO LAUNCH BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HBCU CAUCUS
Bipartisan Co-Chairs Reps. Adams & Byrne to Host Launch Event & Panel Discussion
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, April 28th at 5PM, Reps. Alma S. Adams (D-NC12) and Bradley Byrne (R-AL1) will launch the first ever Bipartisan Congressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus. The launch event will feature a discussion with Reps. Adams, Byrne and other Members of Congress who are part of the caucus. The Members will discuss the purpose of the caucus, the importance of HBCUs, their experiences with HBCUs, and the current challenges HBCUs face. The event will be moderated by Johnny C. Taylor, President and CEO of Thurgood Marshall College Fund; and representatives from the United Negro College Fund will join in on the discussion.
The Bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus’ mission is to highlight and address unique challenges that HBCUs face; and to make sure their needs are heard and recognized on Capitol Hill. There are currently 32 members of the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus.
When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 5PM
Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B354
Washington, D.C. 20515
Who: Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC12) & Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL1)
Members of Congress
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President and CEO of Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Representatives from United Negro College Fund
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