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Schedule for Legislative & Policy Conference

Nov 11, 2018

Tuesday, November 13th

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Registration and Check-In

9:00 am – 9:10 am
Reverend Al Sharpton, Founder & President, National Action Network
The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton, U.S. Delegate (DC-At Large)

9:10 am – 9:50 am
Representation Panel: Voting, 2020 Census, and Redistricting
The Honorable Terri Sewell, Chair of Voting Rights Task Force

Tiffany Cross, The Beat DC

José Morales, National Democratic Redistricting Committee
David Johns, Executive Director, National Black Justice Coalition

9:50 am – 9:55 am
The Honorable Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator from Minnesota

9:55 am – 10:00 am
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Remarks: Chair Catherine Lhamon

10:00 am – 10:55 am
Drafting Legislation Panel: How Grassroots Groups Can Affect Policy Change
Breon Wells, The Daniel Initiative

Ernie Jolly, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Rep. Greg Meeks
Janice Bashford, Legislative Director, Office of Rep. Karen Bass
Charlyn Stanberry, Legislative Director, Office of Rep. Yvette Clarke
Sakira Cook Esq., Senior Counsel, The Leadership Conference

10:55 am – 11:35 am
Economic Justice Forum: Empowering Workers, Expanding Economic Opportunity and Promoting Entrepreneurship
The Honorable Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
The Honorable James E. Clyburn, Assistant House Democratic Leader (SC-6)
The Honorable Al Green, U.S. Representative (TX-9)

11:35 am – 12:05 pm
Judiciary Forum: Advancing Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform
The Honorable Kamala D. Harris, U.S. Senator from California
The Honorable Mark Warner, U.S. Senator from Virginia
The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee, U.S. Representative (TX-18)

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
AT&T Luncheon: Tech x Justice
The Honorable Karen Bass, CBC Vice Chair (CA-37)
The Honorable Greg Meeks, U.S. Representative (NY-5)
The Honorable Gwen Moore, U.S. Representative (WI-4)
The Honorable. Eric Swalwell, U.S. Representative (CA-15)
The Honorable Donald Payne, Jr., U.S. Representative (NJ-10)
The Honorable Rep Sanford Bishop, U.S. Representative (GA-2)
Claudia Jones, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications
Keith Clinkscales, KTC Ventures & First World Media
Cornell Belcher, Brilliant Corners
Terrance Woodbury, Brilliant Corners

2:00 pm
U.S. House of Representative Visits

Wednesday, November 14th

10:30 am – 10:50 am
Registration and Check-in

10:50 am – 11:00 am
Introduction and Welcome
Rev. DeVes Toon, National Field Director
Rev Al Sharpton

11:00 am – 11:40 am
First 100 Days of 116th Congress
The Honorable Robin Kelly, U.S. Representative (IL-2)
The Honorable Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator from Vermont
The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator from New York
The Honorable Adriano Espaillat, U.S. Representative (NY-13)
The Honorable Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senator from Ohio
The Honorable Benjamin Cardin, U.S. Senator from Maryland
The Honorable Cory Booker, U.S. Senator from New Jersey

11:40 am – 12: 20 pm
Education Forum: Boosting Educational Opportunity
The Honorable Bobby Scott, U.S. Representative (VA-3)
The Honorable Joyce Beatty, U.S. Representative (OH-3)
The Honorable Alma Adams, U.S. Representative (NC-12)
The Honorable Frederica Wilson, U.S. Representative (FL-24)
The Honorable Carolyn Maloney, U.S. Representative (NY-12)

12:20 pm – 12:40 pm
Immigration/Homeland Security Forum
The Honorable Stacey Plaskett, U.S. Delegate (VI-At Large)
The Honorable Yvette Clarke, U.S. Representative (NY-9)
Carl Lipscombe, Executive Director, Black Alliance for Just Immigration

12:40 PM
U.S. Senate Visits & Lunch on Your Own