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Congresswoman Adams Responds to White House Go Ahead with HBCU Conference (1380 hits)

Today, Bipartisan HBCU Caucus co-chair Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement in response to the White Houseís indication that they will move ahead with the 2017 HBCU Week Conference after Rep. Adams, the Congressional Black Caucus, and Thurgood Marshall College Fund called for postponement of the conference, scheduled for next month.

"Since I started the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus with my colleagues, Iíve engaged with HBCU leaders on a continual basis," said Congresswoman Adams. "HBCU leaders came to the White House in February and presented a substantive and well-thought-out agenda with specific action-items for the administration to pursue immediately. Almost 180 days later, nothing has happened and no response has been given. It would be more productive to hear from the President directly or from his Secretary of Education about what progress they are making on the HBCUs' request before asking Presidents to come back to Washington for another photo-op. That same week of the White House HBCU Conference, I will be hosting the Inaugural HBCU Brain Trust honoring HBCUs during the CBC Foundation Conference, among other meetings with key leaders in both the private and public sectors. Despite the ongoing drama and unnecessary distractions of the President's own making, we plan to move forward with opportunities for HBCU leaders to engage in substantive dialogues that put our schools and students first."

Last Friday, Congresswoman Adams was the first lawmaker to call for postponement of the 2017 HBCU Week Conference, hosted by the White House. You can read her statement at https://adams.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/adams-calls-trump-devos-postpone-2017-national-hbcu-week-conference
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Tuesday, August 22nd 2017 at 3:56PM
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