Monday, September 21, 2009

The 2009 Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Weekend of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

If you notice people milling around various venues at and around the Walter E. Washington Convention Center this week, be advised, the 2009 Annual Legislative Conference will be in full swing. The ALC Conference will officially start on Wednesday, September 23rd with the opening press conference, and culminates on Saturday, September 26th with the Annual Phoenix Awards Dinner.

"Thousands of elected officials, business and industry leaders, celebrities, media, emerging leaders and everyday Americans descend upon the ALC and its dozens of policy forums, general sessions, massive exhibit showcase, job fair, book signings and vast networking opportunities.

The Congressional Black Caucus – comprised of the African-American members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate – headline ALC every year.

The conference brings together diverse organizations and individuals to collectively discuss common issues and concerns. Its program includes more than 70 workshops, seminars and information forums on relevant topics that capture and portray the concerns of African Americans. Participants discuss the challenges facing underserved populations, including health care, economic success and failures, global and domestic security as well as highlight successes and provide critical information that will help to build strong communities, organizations and individual families. The conference also features the successful Emerging Leaders Empowerment Series, which is gaining widespread attention as it speaks to our future successors. In addition, the exhibit hall offers demonstrations and social events to complement the substantive content of the conference.

The Annual Legislative Conference is one of the most important gatherings of African American leaders. They really need and want all constituents to seize this opportunity to speak freely and often about their concerns, to network and build relationships, and to gather as much information as possible to take home and share within their communities."

Check out the full schedule of events by clicking on the following url:

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