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President Derrick Johnson speaking on a CBC panel
Blog September 19, 2023

Get In: We're Going to CBC

President Derrick Johnson speaking on a CBC panel

It's that time of year again in Washington, D.C. where the city is vibing with big policy energy. It's the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference week.

For three days, policymakers, advocates, and thought leaders will gather to discuss solutions to some of the issues impacting the Black community. This year's theme, Securing Our Democracy. Protecting Our Freedoms. Uplifting Our Culture. encapsulates the work to move the Black community forward.

Fresh off of setting Black America's policy agenda at our National Convention, NAACP leadership is hitting Capitol Hill to make those policy issues real. From panel sessions and briefings to meetings with our elected officials, they're equipped with demands and solutions from communities around the country.

Policy Priorities

Young Black Man Helping A Female at a Computer - Classroom Setting

Use Artificial Intelligence (AI) responsibly

We're all for innovation, but AI must serve the needs of people, to ensure that bias is not incorporated, deepening existing gaps in access to capital. As industries use AI technologies to streamline lending decisions, the NAACP stands firmly against the use of biometric indicators in lending algorithms. Any use of AI technologies in criminal justice must also be tested to ensure that technologies are race-neutral and do not over-index on the identification of Black Americans and other people of color.

Talk To Us

Follow along on social media and let us know your policy priorities using #NAACPxCBC.

Heading to CBCF ALC?

Find NAACP leaders on various panels discussing education, race and justice, and voting rights.

Derrick Lewis - Youth & College Hero

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