In addition to his congressional seat, Richmond serves as chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the political organization comprised of African-American members of Congress. For nearly 50 years, CBC has pursued a policy agenda that includes reforming the criminal justice system reform, combatting voter suppression, expanding access to world-class education, eliminating racial health disparities, strengthening protections for workers, and expanding access to capital, contracts, and counseling for minority-owned businesses, and more.
“It’s great to have Congressman Richmond in town to further shine the light on this important issue. We’ve worked to lead by example in this community when it comes to improving minority business performance — our first full fiscal year in MWBE contracting finished 60 percent ahead of the previous one. But it takes more than just City government to move this needle in Memphis, so the more attention to this issue, the better,” said Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland.
Courtesy of The New Tri-State Defender