Leading FL Black Civic Engagement Org Heads to Washington to Meet with Senior White House Officials
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VIRTUAL — Equal Ground, the preeminent Black-led, non-partisan, non-profit organization working to build Black political power in Florida is heading to Washington, D.C. on Thursday for an intimate meeting with White House Senior officials for a discussion on the Biden-Harris Administration’s investments and impacts in communities across Florida.
Jasmine Burney-Clark, founder of Equal Ground and Equal Ground Board Member Jackie Lee will attend the meeting alongside local Florida elected officials and community members. They are expected to meet with Tom Perez, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, among others including members of the newly created White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention.
During the discussion, Burney-Clark is expected to share her on-the-ground perspective on how the Biden administration’s investments have uplifted the lives of Black Floridians, in a state that is too often hostile to the community. In particular, she will stress how investments in infrastructure and broadband access have had a profound and positive impact on Black communities across Florida and have connected both urban and rural underserved Black neighborhoods with direly needed support and essential services.
Alongside the White House officials and community leaders, Equal Ground will also discuss the new Office of Gun Violence Protection established by President Biden just last month as a result of an idea from Florida Congressman Maxwell Frost, and how the White House can best protect Floridians from our country’s gun violence epidemic as extremist politicians at the state level continue to fight against essential, common sense gun safety legislation.