ASU Hosts U.S. Congressional News Conference & CBC Town Hall Meeting Friday

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ASU's President, Dr. Quinton T. Ross Jr. is proud to announce that the University is the site for a U.S. Congressional news conference and a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Town Hall National Listening Tour, which will be held on campus Friday (Nov. 1) in the auditorium of the Ralph David Abernathy College of Education.

NEWS CONFERENCE @ 12:45 P.M./CONGRESSIONAL TOWN HALL MEETING @ 1 P.M.

A news conference is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. in the atrium of the auditorium of the Abernathy College of Education with President Ross and the Members of Congress speaking. All accredited members of the news media are invited to attend. Upon its conclusion, the CBC Town Hall National Listening Tour will begin at

1 p.m. in Abernathy's auditorium (it is immediately behind the atrium), which is open to the public.

CONGRESSWOMAN SEWELL HOSTS EVENT THAT INCLUDES THE CBC CHAIR

Alabama's own U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) is the official host of the tour that will have the CBC's Chairwoman, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37), in attendance with other Members of Congress, which will include U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18) and U.S. Rep.Sanford Bishop (GA-02).  

The CBC visit to Alabama State University is part of its National Listening Tour whose purpose is to address critical issues that affect African-American citizens.


ISSUES DISCUSSED FRIDAY - NATIONAL TOPICS

Friday's Congressional Town Hall meeting will highlight the importance of HBCUs and engage ASU students and administrators on a variety of national topics including student loan debt, inadequate funding for HBCU's, career readiness, workforce development, criminal justice reform, Title IX funding, voter suppression on college campuses and ways to strengthen HBCU's endowments, facilities and academic offerings.


ABOUT THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS

The Congressional Black Caucus was founded in 1971 and since its inception it has been committed to using U.S. Constitutional power, statutory authority, and the financial resources of the Federal Government to ensure that African-Americans and other marginalized communities in this nation have the opportunity to achieve the American dream. Currently, the CBC has a historic 55 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, representing more than 82 million Americans, which is 25.3 percent of the total U.S. population and more than 17 million African-American citizens.