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UNCF Celebrates 75 Years of Investing in Better Futures at National DC Gala
March 15, 2019
During an historic night—in more ways than one—UNCF (United Negro College Fund) celebrated its 75th anniversary at its national UNCF “A Mind is…” Gala in Washington, DC, March 7. The event helped the storied organization reach new fundraising heights, raising more than it ever has during a single event—$3.4 million—for UNCF’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The event, whose title echoes the group’s iconic motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste,”® celebrated the founding of the organization by Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) president Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson with backing from corporate leaders led by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Coca Cola President Robert W. Woodruff. ... read more »
CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield Calls For Increased Congressional Staff Diversity
December 15, 2016
The United States Congress must lead by example ... read more »
CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield and Rep. Robin Kelly Condemn Discriminatory Housing Practices of Facebook Advertising
November 10, 2016
“Ethnic Affinities” advertising that allows users to exclude groups based on race and ethnicity is a clear violation of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. ... read more »
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CBC Chairman Marks 51st Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
August 10, 2016
Recently, CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) recognized the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and called upon House Republicans to support legislation that would restore the right to vote for all Americans. ... read more »
CBC Statement on National Minority Health Awareness Month
April 13, 2016
On April 8, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and CBC Health Braintrust Chairwoman Robin Kelly (IL-02) released a joint statement to recognize National Minority Health Awareness Month. ... read more »
The Congressional Black Caucus Year in Review
March 10, 2016
Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the CBC Year-in-Review annual report last week, highlighting the CBC’s activities and engagement in the first legislative session of the 114th Congress. ... read more »
CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield Statement on Supreme Court Vacancy
February 24, 2016
“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is reinforcing the Republican political agenda to disrupt governmental functions when the circumstances do not line up with their philosophy. It is imperative that we have nine members of the United States Supreme Court deciding constitutional issues that are important to the American people. It is absurd to suggest that President Obama should be denied the opportunity to nominate a qualified jurist to replace Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court. The American people should clearly understand that Senate Republicans have a political agenda to pack the Court with conservative justices who would reverse years of progressive jurisprudence. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Recognizes the 50th Anniversary of the Higher Education Act
November 12, 2015
Recently, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G. K. Butterfield released the following statement recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Higher Education Act: “The Higher Education Act opened the door to opportunity for millions of students and families around the country by making college more affordable and accessible to those who are the most in need.  ... read more »
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Congressional Black Caucus Commemorates the 80th Anniversary of the Social Security Act Sentinel News Service
August 19, 2015
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement recognizing the 80th anniversary of the Social Security Act, signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 14, 1935. ... read more »
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