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2019 Westchester Black Political Conference

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The goal of the Westchester Black Political Conference is to create a more equitable and secure future for communities of color.

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The Westchester Black Political Conference recognizes that our county has become both a more diverse yet unequal county. To be recognized as one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, policymakers face the urgent challenge of confronting growing wealth gaps by race and ethnicity. The goal of the Westchester Black Political Conference is to create a more equitable and secure future for communities of color through public policy. We believe, we must shift away from public systems that fuel and exacerbate racial disparities in wealth, housing, education, economic development and criminal justice and mobilize our community to endorse and employ public policies that empower communities of color.

The Westchester Black Political Conference is born out of the idea of the historic first National Black Political Assembly (NBPA), formerly known as the Gary Convention that was held on March 10, 1972, in Gary Indiana. The NBPA gathered around ten thousand African-Americans to discuss and advocate for black communities that undergo significant economic and social crisis. Part of their goal was to raise the number of black politicians elected to office, increase representation, and create an agenda for fundamental change.

We invite you to our first annual political conference which will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2018, from 1-5pm at 500 Main Street, New Rochelle, New York 10801. At this event we will have, guess speakers, presenters and panels which will speak on four of our policy issues; they are economic development, education, public policy and community engagement.

Our keynote speaker for the event is the legondairy activist and radio broadcaster, Bob Law, who is the host of Talk Back on WBAI 99.5 FM

WBPC Meet and Greet

The WBPC will also hold our first annual Meet and Greet on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 7 PM, location TBA with community stakeholders, politicans, and professionals. This event is an opportunity build a relationship between poeople of all political backgrounds.

We, as an integral part of the voting bloc in Westchester, implore you to attend to hear from your community. We will invite every elected official who touches Westchester County to participate in this exciting day of change and policy implementation from the community perspective. You will be in the room with all of our elected representatives in local, county, and state governments. Thank you in advance for being a part of this movement in Westchester. Let’s make history together!

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