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National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.

- Queen City Metropolitan Chapter Advocacy Agenda


2017 - 2019
1. What is the Queen City Metropolitan Chapters Advocacy Agenda?
To identify the needs and concerns of Black women and girls in the areas of health, education, economic
empowerment and civic engagement

To articulate the needs and concerns of Black women and girls to community members, stakeholders and local
leaders through programming, chapter initiatives and public policy efforts

To advocate for positive transformation in policies, programs and practices that impact the needs and concerns
of Black women and girls

2. Who is responsible for executing the Queen City Metropolitan Chapter Advocacy Agenda?
All active members of the Queen City Metropolitan Chapter are responsible for identifying, articulating and
advocating on behalf of the needs of Black women and girls, with the guidance of the Public Policy Committee. Active
chapter members are expected to achieve this goal by educating themselves, participating in membership/leadership
development opportunities and supporting chapter programming, initiatives and public policy efforts where possible.
Our commitment to inclusion requires that we represent the needs and concerns of our core constituency across age,
dis/ability, socioeconomic status, educational attainment, sexual/gender identity, ethnic background, citizenship status and
other markers of difference that exist among Black women and girls. We uphold the vision of the National Coalition of 100
Black Women, Inc. to create a world where Black women and girls live and socioeconomic inequity does not exist.

The Queen City Metropolitan Chapter Advocacy Agenda affirms and upholds the Mission of the National Coalition of 100
Black Women, Inc:
To advocate on behalf of Black women and girls
To promote leadership development
To promote gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment

Furthermore, Queen City Metropolitan Chapters advocacy plan upholds our Core Values:
Gender equity
Inclusion
Respect
Racial & social justice
Integrity & accountability
Economic empowerment
Collaboration

The National Agenda identifies the areas of focus for our advocacy efforts as a chapter:
Health
Education
Economic Empowerment
Strategic Alliances
Civic Engagement

All aspects of the Queen City Metropolitan Chapter advocacy agenda affirm the Purpose of the National Coalition of 100
Black Women, Inc:
To foster principles of equal rights and opportunities
To promote the awareness of Black culture
To develop the potential of the membership for effective leadership and participation in civic affairs
To take action on specific issues of national and international importance
To cooperate with other persons and organizations to achieve mutual goals

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2017 - 2019
In addition to the advocacy priorities articulated on the previous page, the Queen City Metropolitan Chapter affirms a
commitment to the following, excerpted from resolutions, adopted by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.
in 2015:

Health -- Coalition members will monitor all legislative activity to ensure that the Affordable Care Act is not
depreciated and or repealed and that all health care plans include funding for women's healthcare choices to
include prevention and reproductive support.

Health -- Coalition members will monitor and where necessary promulgate applicable legislation to support
HIV/AIDS prevention and decrease in Black Women and Girls and ask elected officials in state, local and national
government to vote and support said legislation and initiatives.

Civic Engagement -- Members of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. in the centrally impacted
states of Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia historically referenced
in Section 5 as well as support from the remaining chapters across the country shall call on the members of
Congress in their home states to vote to restore the 1965 Voting Rights Act immediately.

The Coalition will call upon local, state and Congressional elected officials to:
o Enact measures to close background check loopholes and expand background checks for all applicants
seeking to purchase weapons Civic Engagement
o Reinstate the assault weapons ban Civic Engagement
o Restrict purchase of assault type weapons including Semiautomatic and artillery supplies (bullets,
rounds and clips) to military services and law enforcement trained personnel to protect communities
and this country Civic Engagement
o Restrict the sale of ammunition magazines that exceed ten bullets Civic Engagement
o Request that state, local and national elected officials increase resources for community based mental
health counseling, programs and awareness initiatives to help promote emotional well-being and to
create safer communities -- Health

In the best interest of equal rights for all women in the world, that the members of the National Coalition of 100
Black Women in chapters across the country will directly request that national elected officials vote to adopt
and ratify the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. -- All

That members of the Coalition across the country will request a comprehensive review of current law
enforcement practices and that there be universal protocol development and as needed enforcement of
applicable laws and/or promulgation of new laws be enacted to ensure safety, appropriate arrest and due
process be afforded every accused person and that these said members will request that Attorneys General in
local, state and national offices and Congressional members of the Judiciary Committee implement this review
and that retooling include but not be limited to the following:
Civic Engagement
o Protocols for handling of Women arrests
o Use of Force/Excessive Force during arrest process
o Use of Inflammatory and Provocative language pre/post arrest
o Use of Surveillance Camera-body and dash cameras at time of car stops and arrest
o Conducting ongoing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Assessments post critical incidents to determine real
time Fitness for Duty and who gets the call to respond

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2017 - 2019
Strategic Alliances/Economic Empowerment: To collaborate with public officials, faith - based and social justice
organizations to advocate for a Livable Wage.

Economic Empowerment: To advocate for policy makers to devote more resources to keeping renting families
in their homes by accessing the American Recovery Act of 2009 and collaborate with community base rental
associations to call for public funding for legal services to prevent evictions and homelessness.

Building Bridges 2 Success: To seek partnerships with businesses, schools, and other youth service organizations
and corporate sponsors to support the continuation of mentoring programs to ensure brighter futures for young
people.

Building Bridges 2 Success: To make a collective commitment through each chapter and each member to work
collaboratively with the education community to improve the knowledge and channel resources through
community outreach and informational forums to ensure that girls and women are aware of STEM professions.

3. What core strategies will the Queen City Metropolitan Chapter Public Policy Committee take to execute the
Advocacy Agenda?

o Maintain alignment with the National Public Policy Committee


o Provide educational resources and learning opportunities to chapter and community members
o Support membership/leadership development opportunities for chapter and community members
related to health, education, economic empowerment and civic engagement
o Support efforts by the Civic Engagement committee to strengthen Advocacy skills among chapter and
community members
o Lead efforts (research, focus groups, etc.) to determine the needs of our core constituency
o Evaluate and restate QCMC Advocacy Plan as needed