I am honored to receive the endorsement from the Congressional Black Caucus. I have long admired this organization and the work it has done to make America a better place to live for all of our citizens.
From the current Chair Congresswoman Karen Bass to past leaders like Rep. James Clyburn and Rep. John Lewis, the leadership within the caucus has not only been comprised of extraordinary legislators but true American heroes. I am so grateful for their endorsement. It will be a dream of mine fulfilled, when I join the membership of the Congressional Black Caucus in 2020 as the next Congresswoman from Arkansas.
“Joyce Elliott wants to head to Washington to advocate on behalf of average working-class citizens, and the #CBCPAC is proud to endorse her campaign for Arkansas 02,” says CBC.
Founded in 1971, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has been committed to using the full Constitutional power, statutory authority, and financial resources of the federal government to ensure that African Americans and other marginalized communities in the United States have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. As part of this commitment, the CBC has fought for the past 48 years to empower these citizens and address their legislative concerns.
For the 116th Congress, the CBC has a historic 55 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, representing more than 82 million Americans, 25.3 percent of the total U.S. population, and more than 17 million African-Americans, 41 percent of the total U.S. African-American population. In addition, the CBC represents almost a fourth of the House Democratic Caucus.