PLBC welcomes National Council of Negro Women



Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus

PLBC welcomes National Council of Negro Women

HARRISBURG, Oct. 16 – The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus hosted the Pennsylvania State Coalition of the National Council of Negro Women today for the NCNW’s lobbying day at the Capitol.

Members of the NCNW advocated for the following issues:

  • Black women’s health
  • Education
  • Voting incarceration

“This was a very informative meeting,” PLBC chair Napoleon Nelson, D – Montgomery, said. “We look forward to continuing to work with the NCNW as many of our goals align with those as the National Coalition of Negro Women.”

Added PLBC Tameko Patterson, President, NCNW PA State Coalition, “The members of the National Coalition of Negro Women PA State Coalition are grateful for the partnership with the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus. This relationship is instrumental in helping us support our national initiative towards social justice.”

The NCNW was founded in 1935 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, an influential educator and activist, to enlighten, inspire and has connected more than 2,000,000 women and men.  Its mission is to lead, advocate for, and empower women of African descent, their families, and communities.

EDITS: Photos from the events can be found here.