During the week of February 22-26, Mr. Daryl Williams and Dr. Lena Rodriguez traveled to Washington, D.C. for UEP Capitol Hill Week, a newly institutionalized advocacy program that will occur two to three times a year.
Our objective for this first visit was to meet with various congressmen/women, senators, legislators and area business people to establish awareness of the UEP and our work in various cities. Although our time in D.C. was short, we covered a great deal of ground, identified new opportunities and opened doors for future collaborations. Our meetings were met with great interest, enthusiasm, and support.
Capitol Hill Week Meetings
Mayor David Bing (Detroit), Councilman Charles Pugh (Detroit), Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano and his staff (Detroit), Mr. Rob Collier, CEO-Council of Michigan Foundations, WCHB Executive Mark Smith (Detroit), Mr. James Kemp, Mr. Steve Jordon of BCLC, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, Congressman John Conyers Jr., Congressman Anh Cao, Senator Mary Landrieu and her staff, Senator Ben Nelson's staff, Senator John Isakson's staff, Congressman John Lewis's staff, and Ms. Paula Kerger, CEO of PBS.