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Orricens char on André Carson Hon. Gwen Moore Whip Hon. este D.carke Menens on omer bur S93 on Ele bea fon TX on Hoy mash 93 on Robert "aby Seat, VA93 No Sha ado a, X95 om Ket Een N97 Now tan oben 6807 Mon Domai Pay 82 Honore est, on Hae ein AY="42 on Roba alt= 19 neigh va, PA CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS KKK ESTABLISHED 1971 RK February 22, 2018 NCTA - The Internet & Television Association CTIA- The Wireless Association Michael Powell Meredith Attwell Baker President and CEO President and CEO 25 Massachusetts Avenue NW 1400 16" Street NW Suite 100 Suite 600 Washington, DC 20001 Washington, DC 20036 US Telecom- The Broadband Association _ Internet Association Jonathan Spalter Michael Beckerman President and CEO President and CEO 601 New Jersey Avenue NW 1333 H Street NW Suite 600 12" Floor, West Tower Washington, DC 20001 Washington, DC 20003 Dear Association Presidents, On behalf of the Congressional Black Caucus, we write today to express our concerns with the diversity recruitment efforts of the member companies withi your associations. As you are aware, the communications industry serves as the connection point for all Americans often driving our daily lives at home, school and work while stimulating the economy by adding close to $1 trillion a year, For the African-American community, it is common knowledge that African- Americans over-index on all facets of communications from television viewership to smartphone usage. For these stated reasons, it is imperative that the communications workforce reflects its consumers who drive the industry, especially African-American consumers. To ensure there is a firm commitment to diversity and the African- American community, we would like to receive in writing within the next 45 days the answers to the following questions from your association: 1. How many African-Americans serve on your Board of Directors for your association and member companies? What is your recruitment process for the Board of Directors for your association and member companies? 2. How many African-Americans serve within senior executive leadership (ie. CEO and his/her direct reports) for your association and member companies? Please list their names and tiles. 4420 Canvow House Orvice BULDING * WASHINGTON, DC 20515 cocHousecov 3. How many full-time African-American employees do your association and member companies employ in the following departments: federal government relations, state and local government relations, public policy, diversity and inclusion, human resources and legal? 4, How many African-American owned firms do your association and member companies employ as vendors including government affairs firms and consultants? Annually, how much money is spent contracting with African-American owned vendors? What percentage does that make up out of your total spending? ‘We look forward to your responses and expanding this dialogue in the near future. To follow up on this letter, please contact LaDavia Drane on Representative Clarke’s staff at LaDavia, Drane@mail house. gov. HE? erbe ette 1D. Clarke. Chair, Congressional Black Caucus Member-At-Large utterfield Barbara Lee hair, Diversity Task Force Co-Chair, Diversity Task Force AQuig — Lenn H Nato Member ofCongress Member of Congress Member of Congress (ember of Con, Member of Congress Member of Congres: Member of Congress ws = ‘ongress. f Reba! of Congress Member of Congress Ma of Congress al eee of Congress ble Zhe Member of Mh i Member of Congress Barner WeleanCohma OS S Member of Congress iber of Congress eg 7 G