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Black Economic Alliance Applauds Introduction of House and Senate Resolutions Outlining Tenets of a Black Wealth Agenda

By Black Economic Alliance |
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The Black Wealth Agenda — grounded in the BEA Foundation’s recently released Policy Agenda to Advance Black Work, Wages, and Wealth — would dismantle systemic barriers to economic prosperity in order to close the racial wealth gap

WASHINGTONToday, the Black Economic Alliance, a coalition of Black business leaders and aligned advocates committed to advancing work, wages, and wealth for the Black community, released the below statement from CEO Samantha Tweedy following the introduction of Concurrent Resolutions by Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-04) Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus and Senator Laphonza Butler (D-CA) outlining the tenets of a Black Wealth Agenda:

“Thanks to Chairman Horsford and Senator Butler, today we mark a critical step in moving many of the evidence-based solutions in BEA Foundation’s Policy Agenda to Advance Black Work, Wages and Wealth from roadmap to reality.

“We share these leaders’ commitment to community-informed, data-driven steps to move economic opportunity for Black Americans to the forefront of our nation’s agenda. Today’s resolutions affirm the Congressional Black Caucus’ unflinching commitment to equitable economic opportunity and demonstrate critical support in both the House and the Senate for policy solutions in five critical areas for advancing Black prosperity — housing, entrepreneurship, employment, tax reform, and voting rights. 

“I applaud Chairman Horsford and Senator Butler for their leadership. I look forward to working with them closely to find every opportunity to move on the Black Wealth for America Agenda.”


About the Black Economic Alliance 

The Black Economic Alliance is a coalition of Black business leaders and aligned advocates committed to driving economic progress for the Black community through public policy, advocacy, and engagement with government and business leaders. Led by a board that includes executives from a range of industries, including media, finance, pharmaceutical, nonprofit, and tech, BEA uses its collective power and business acumen to advance policies that will improve work, wages, and wealth for Black Americans. |