ESP joins Congresswoman Stephannie Tubbs-Jones at the 37th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference
(Sunday, September 30, 2007 – Washington, DC)
ESP President Everett Glenn and Howard Dean, Chairman, National Democratic Committee, and Former Govenor, Vermont connect at the Caucus
ESP President Everett Glenn and Founding Member, Congressional Black Caucus, Walter Fauntroy, Former Chair, Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Subcomittee on International Development, Finance, Trade and Monetary Policy re-connect at the Caucus
ESP CEO/President Everett L. Glenn joined Quincy Jones, Louis Gossett Jr., Gabrielle Union, Mya, Master P., Victoria Rowell and Byron Cage at the 37TH Annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference in our nation’s capital. The theme of the conference, “Unleashing Our Power,” challenged legislators and citizens to use their collective power to level the playing field for African Americans. The Conference also recognized the historic number of Congressional Black Caucus members leading congressional committees.
This year’s conference provided an unprecedented opportunity for those in attendance to not only join in the discussion of all of the issues of importance to the African-American community, but also gave those in attendance the opportunity to be a part of this historic time as the Congressional Black Caucus developed and implemented its legislative action items for the 110th Congress. The conference program included over 70 seminars, workshops and information forums on relevant topics that most in attendance agreed captured the concerns of African Americans. The sessions addressed challenges facing underserved populations such as rebuilding New Orleans, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, genocide in Darfur, unemployment and child welfare. Other sessions highlighted successes and provided critical information to help build strong individuals, organizations and communities.
“This history is remarkable and represents the blood, sweat and tears of our ancestors. We must not only honor this history but also seize the opportunity to empower our communities,” stated Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, Member of Congress, Chairwoman, Congressional Black Caucus.
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ESP CEO/President Everett Glenn was selected by Congresswoman Tubbs-Jones to join NFL Hall-of-Famer Jim Brown, William C. Rhoden, author of The $40 Million Dollar Slaves, Carlos Fleming, VP-Tennis, IMG, Keven Davis, Partner, Garvey Schubert Barer, Jakki Nance, Executive Director, The Lebron James Family Foundation, and Ken Harvey, former NFL player and CEO/President of JAKA Consulting for the issues panel, “African-American Athletes: Roles, Representation and Expectations.” The panel examined issues concerning money, money management, civic and philanthropic activities, image and expectations within the community.
“The time is right, and now is the time for us to put aside our differences and come together to gain greater control over one of our community’s most valuable natural resources, the athletic talent of our young men and women, and our rightful share of the $350 billion their athletic talent generates each year,” says Glenn, who has teamed up with a host of business and professional organizations of color with a view towards making the dream a reality. ESP also sponsored a table at the Emerging Leaders Empowerment Series luncheon hosted by award-winning actress Victoria Rowell and sponsored by Verizon.
ESP President Everett Glenn and Senator Joe Biden, Delaware, Chairman, US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and 2008 Presidential Candidate share a lighter moment at the Caucus
ESP President Everett Glenn and Victoria Rowell, award-winning actress and best selling author of "The Women Who Raised Me"
ESP friend and Signal Hill (CA) City Councilmember Ed Wilson and Presidential Candidate Barrack Obama share a moment at the Caucus