ATLANTA (June 12, 2015) | Sen. Horacena Tate (D – Atlanta) accepted an invitation from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies to participate in their 2015 Legislative Roundtable from June 10-12 in Washington, DC.
“This opportunity gave me and other legislative leaders the platform to discuss with each other the issues important in each of our districts, as well as minority communities across the country,” said Sen. Tate. “I believe what happens to the least of us individually, affects all of us as a whole. These meetings gave us the opportunity to have an open dialog and to identify successful ‘best practices’ we can use to enhance and improve our communities back home.”
Sen. Tate joined legislators from across the nation, including members of the Congressional Black Caucus, other top government officials, non-profit policy and private sector experts and senior administration officials at the White House to discuss issues affecting the minority community.
High profile issues and specific topics of interest such as policing and sentencing were discussed. Other Roundtable issues concerning energy workforce, tech entrepreneurship and high speed internet access and the challenges of the unbanked (e.g., payday lending, check cashing fees) were also discussed.
The Joint Center’s Leadership Roundtable was an invitation-only event, and consisted of 30 leading state and city legislative elected officials of color. The Roundtable was held at The George Washington University Law School and was organized by Peter Groff, a former Colorado Senate President.
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For Immediate Release:
June 12, 2015
For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Director
Gavriella Coffman, Communications Associate