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Statement From Senior Advisor and Chief Spokesperson Symone Sanders on Vice President Kamala Harris's Meeting With Black Women Leaders

December 06, 2021

Today, Vice President Kamala Harris convened a follow-up meeting with Black women leaders to discuss progress on the Build Back Better Act, the Administration's efforts to amplify and implement the Bipartisan Infrastructure law, and voting rights. This group of leaders previously met with the Vice President on July 16, 2021 to discuss protecting the fundamental right to vote.

During today's meeting, the leaders engaged with the Vice President on specific provisions of the Build Back Better Act that would benefit all communities, including the Child Tax Credit, Universal Pre-K, and investments in childcare. They discussed the importance of ensuring all Americans have accessible and affordable high-speed internet, which the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law makes possible. The Vice President thanked the leaders for their continued work on these issues, and reiterated her commitment to seeing the passage of the Build Back Better Act, the Freedom to Vote Act, and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

The leaders who participated in today's meeting included:

Melanie L. Campbell, Convener, Black Women's Roundtable, President & CEO, NCBCP
Minyon Moore, Co-Convener, Power Rising
Dr. Barbara Williams Skinner, Co-Chair, National African American Clergy Network
Clayola Brown, National President, A. Philip Randolph Institute
Bishop Leah Daughtry, Co-Convener, Power Rising
Joi Chaney, Executive Director, Washington Bureau, Senior Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, National Urban League
Ebonie Riley, Senior Vice President of Policy & Strategic Partnerships, National Action Network
Shavon Arline-Bradley, President & Chair, D4 In Action
Roslyn Brock, Chair Emerita, NAACP
Karen Finney, Advocate, Vice Chair NARAL, Communications Advisor NCBCP/BWR
Rachel Noerdlinger, President, Noerdlinger Strategies
Cora Barry, Board Member, NCBCP, Former First Lady of the District of Columbia
Jotaka Eaddy, Convener, #WinWithBlackWomen
Salandra Benton, Convener, Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation/FL Black Women's Roundtable
Glynda Carr, President, Higher Heights for America
Tameka Ramsey, Convener, Michigan Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Eastern MI/Metro Detroit Black Women's Roundtable
Carol Joyner, Director, Labor Project for Working Families
Joycelyn Tate, Senior Policy Advisor, Black Women's Roundtable

Kamala Harris, Statement From Senior Advisor and Chief Spokesperson Symone Sanders on Vice President Kamala Harris's Meeting With Black Women Leaders Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/353668

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