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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

At ‘emergency’ summit, Congressional Black Caucus calls for Trump’s defeat

February 4, 2020
In The News

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) laid out their agenda for the year Tuesday at an “emergency summit” at the U.S. Capitol. Atop their to-do list: ensure a full and accurate count of people of color in the decennial census this year and elect a new president in November. “There’s a lot at stake in 2020 and we must not take it for granted,” CBC Chair Karen Bass, a California Democrat, said at a press conference. Rep. Brenda Lawrence, a Michigan Democrat and a caucus vice chair, agreed. “We understand the emergency we face in 2020.” Held at the onset of Black History Month, the summit came during the same week as the president’s annual State of the Union address and the expected end of Trump’s impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate. Founded in 1971, the CBC includes more than 50 members of Congress, including see House members here: Numerous members attended the summit, including ex-presidential candidates Cory Booker and Kamala Harris.