NJ Legislative Black Caucus to Host Annual Legislative/Lobby Day in Trenton

Senator Ronald L. Rice, D-Essex, testifies during the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee hearing regarding the Opportunity Scholarship Act.

Caucus Subcommittees To Hold Public Hearings on Issues Affecting Minority Communities

TRENTON – The New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus on Tuesday will hold its annual Legislative/Lobbying Day in Trenton, during which it will hear from residents, advocacy organizations and community leaders representing urban areas and minority communities throughout the state. The caucus will hold public hearings, led by the caucus subcommittees, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

“This is a day for those who live in and represent minority and urban communities throughout the state to be heard collectively on the important issues affecting residents and businesses,” said Senator Ronald L. Rice, chair of the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus. “We expect to take testimony from clergy, civil rights leaders, business owners, educators, health care workers, attorneys and many others on issues from public safety to education to the economy. We also hope to hear from local elected officials on the issues that are impacting the quality of life in their communities.”

The Legislative Black Caucus is holding the legislative/lobby day jointly with the New Jersey Black Issues Convention, the New Jersey State Conference of the NAACP and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

The New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus subcommittee hearings are scheduled as follows, beginning at 10 a.m., in the State House Annex, Trenton, NJ:

  •  Health, Human Services & Seniors/Disabled Citizens Affairs meeting jointly with Education – Committee Room 1
  • Judiciary & Affirmative Action meeting jointly with Law & Public Safety – Committee Room 3
  • Labor & Transportation meeting jointly with Community, Consumer & Commerce Affairs – Committee Room 6