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Congressman Bobby Scott & Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Thursday, August 31 on Urban Forum Northwest:

*Congressman Bobby Scott (D) VA-03 is the ranking member, House Education and Labor Committee. In 1977 he was elected to Virginia House of Delegates as a Democrat and to the Senate of Virginia in 1982 and was elected to the U S Congress in 1993 after the US Justice Department directed the Virginia Legislature to draw a congressional district line that would create a Black Congressional District.

*Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D) CA-43, ranking member House of Representatives, Financial Services Committee comments on her legislative priorities for the session that will begin in less than two weeks.

*James Posey, President, Portland Oregon Branch, NAACP comments on the organization’s Area Conference Alaska, Oregon, and Washington State Conference Annual Convention with the theme of Legacy:Reclaiming Our History, Building Our future. The event will be held in Seattle on September 9.

*Maisha Barnett’s family members first arrived in Washington State in 1883, she has been a long time organizer with the ROOTS Committee. She will share some history of her family lineage and comment on the Sunday, September 3 event at Jimi Hendrix Park.

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