In Case You Missed It: The CHCI Tri-Caucus Plenary
On October 1, CHCI gathered representatives from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressional Asia Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) and Women’s Caucus for a historic conversation on our collaborative strength during the 2013 CHCI Public Policy Conference Tri-Caucus Plenary. Moderated by Maria Cardona, the event featured the participation of CHC Chairman, Rep. Rubén Hinojosa; CAPAC Chairwoman, Rep. Judy Chu; CBC Member, Rep. Chaka Fattah; and Women’s Caucus Co-Chair, Rep. Donna Edwards. Civil rights leaders, Rep. John Lewis, also made a guest appearance at the plenary, underscoring the importance of unity as we move to change the future.
In addition to the this powerful gathering of community leaders–and in honor of the CHCI Alumni Association’s 15th anniversary–CHCI awarded the CHCI AA founders with the coveted Distinguished Alumni Award. CHCI Alumnus and Board Member Henry Fernandez presented the award to founding president Henry Gonzalez, who accepted the award on behalf of the group.
The CHCI Tri-Caucus Plenary was made possible by the generous support of Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc.