PLBC honors former chair Bullock



Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus

PLBC honors former chair Bullock

HARRISBURG, Oct. 18 – The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus today honored its former chair – state Rep. Donna Bullock, D–Phila.

Bullock stepped down as chair earlier this month to focus on her work chairing the House Children and Youth Committee.

Bullock guided many PLBC initiatives, including the annual Crystal Bird Fauset Awards, honoring women within state government and Speaker K. Leroy Irvis Day of Action, where business owners, public officials and organizations gather to discuss, learn, and network legislative bills, community concerns and visit the Capitol Complex.

“I would like to thank my colleagues for putting their trust and faith in me when they elected me to serve as chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus. I worked hard every day to ensure that their trust was well founded,” Bullock said. “Every moment was an honor and a pleasure. And it was endlessly fulfilling to be able to advocate for the people, places and spaces that make up Black Pennsylvania.

“As I take on new challenges and opportunities, I will continue to advocate every day and in every way for the legislative priorities that matter most to my community and the communities across the commonwealth that the PLBC represents.”

Current PLBC chair Rep. Napoleon Nelson, D–Montgomery, thanked Bullock for her steady hand guiding the caucus.

“Rep. Bullock did an outstanding job leading the PLBC,” Nelson said. “We are grateful for her leadership during her tenure as chair.”

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.



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