PLBC installs officers for 2023-24 session

HARRISBURG, Nov. 17 – The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus this week installed officers to serve in the 2023-24 legislative session, according to Chairwoman Donna Bullock, D-Phila.

“Officer selection is our first step in making sure the importance of our voices is heard in Harrisburg and across the commonwealth at what is a very critical time in Pennsylvania and this country,” Bullock said. “I feel confident that as a body we will have success in moving legislation that addresses the issues important to us, and we will work to that end with intention and purpose -- fighting for equity, inclusion and fairness.”

The following members were installed as officers:

  • Chairwoman, Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila.
  • Vice Chairman, Rep. Napoleon Nelson, D-Montgomery
  • Secretary, Rep. Darisha Parker, D-Phila.
  • Treasurer, Rep. Ismail Smith-Wade-El, D-Lancaster

Established as an official caucus in 1973, the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus was formed to empower Black legislators and to serve as an information and advocacy vehicle to advance the interests of Black, Latino and other Pennsylvanians of color. Many of the original members were afraid to meet in an open forum and had previously met in secret to establish a shared legislative agenda.