CBC and Ministers to Hold Vote Summit. On Wednesday, May 30 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington DC, the Congressional Black Caucus and the Conference of National Black Churches will merge for a summit detailing education efforts related to voter registration. CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), who is also a a United Methodist pastor, will speak to the group. He commented on
Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) “It has become increasingly evident that the civil rights that many shared their blood, sweat and tears fighting for years and once again in jeopardy — for example our scared right to vote,” said Richmond.
“On May 30th the Congressional Black Caucus will be bringing hundreds of pastors here for a faith leaders summit. It’s the Congressional Black Caucus in conjunction with the Conference of National Black Churches. We will equip the Black pastors with knowledge they need going into the election season that can both prevent them from getting into trouble by damaging their IRS standing while at the same time allowing them to receive the most up to date information from the Justice Department on what they can legitimately do,” said CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver. “Many pastors have been scared in to believing that they can not say anything,” he added. see http://www.thecnbc.org/emberdev/events/national-consultation/