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Media Advisory: Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Launches CBC TECH 2020

May 12, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 19 at 4:00 p.m. EDT, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will launch CBC TECH 2020, a new initiative aimed at engaging the tech sector in increasing African American representation and inclusion in the industry.  CBC members will encourage the industry to use the same entrepreneurial spirit they use when creating new technologies to become innovators in diversifying tech.  During the launch event, CBC members will outline diversity principles, discuss industry best practices, highlight African American students and entrepreneurs, and present legislation focused on increasing STEM education.

WHO:             CBC Diversity Task Force Members:                   

  •                         Rep. G. K. Butterfield (NC), CBC Chairman
  •                         Rep. Barbara Lee (CA), Co-Chair, Diversity Taskforce
  •                         Rep. Maxine Waters (CA)
  •                         Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA)
  •                         Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX)
  •                         Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO)
  •                         Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY) 

WHAT:          Launch of CBC TECH 2020, a new initiative aimed at increasing African American inclusion in the tech sector.

WHEN:          Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

WHERE:        Madison Building, Library of Congress

                        101 Independence Avenue SE -- Montpelier Room (6th Floor)

                        Washington, DC  20540

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