Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council

Congressional and Legislative Leaders Breakfast

Description: Members of Congress and legislative leaders addressed how to introduce, promote, and enact access to capital legislation and regulations focused on increasing MWBE ownership and participation in the media, telecom, and tech industries. In addition, leaders focused heavily on the disparate treatment of minorities in the nation and referenced the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Special presentations included remarks on the upcoming Presidential election. MMTC conferred its Champion of Digital Equality Award upon the Congressional Black Caucus’s Tech 2020 initiative, accepted by Rep. G.K. Butterfield.

Moderator: Julia L. Johnson, Founder and President, NetCommunications, Inc.; Chair, MMTC Board of Directors

Introductory Remarks: Hon. Cliff Stearns, Congressman Emeritus, US. House of Representatives

Hon. Ed Towns, Congressman Emeritus, US. House of Representatives

Special Presentation (“What Government Programs Facilitate Diverse Ownership and Participation in Media, Telecom, and Tech?”)

Nate Yohannes, Senior Advisor, Office of Investment and Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration, The White House

Remarks: Hon. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Member, U.S. House of Representatives

Hon. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Member, U.S. House of Representatives

Hon. Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY), Member, U.S. House of Representatives

Hon. Doris O. Matsui (D-CA), Member, U.S. House of Representatives

Hon. Gregory Meeks, Member, U.S. House of Representatives

Hon. Bobby Rush (D-IL), Member, U.S. House of Representatives

Thursday, July 14, 2016 View the photo gallery of the session here .
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