Power to the People: A Policy Agenda for Black America

There’s power in policy, but the diversity of the Black community and its wide-ranging needs may make it feel difficult to rally around a collective policy agenda. In reality, the shared experience of systemic racism is the common thread that binds our demands together. In this session, panelists will highlight pressing policy issues—including health, education, and economic empowerment—and discuss the political strategy needed to advance a policy agenda for Black America.


Dr. Oliver Brooks, President, National Medical Association

Dr. Delman Coates, Mt. Enon Baptist Church

Raquel Jones, Young Elected Officials

Rev. Regena Thomas, American Federation of Teachers