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Congresswoman Maxine Waters To Address Delegates Of The National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA On Monday, August 19, At The Westin Bonaventure


Congresswoman Maxine Waters
, one of the most powerful women in American politics today – having been elected in November 2012 to her twelfth term in the House of Representatives with more than 70 percent of the vote in the 43rd Congressional District of California, will address delegates of the National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, at the Annual Mother Joyce Perkins Youth Luncheon on Monday, August 19, at The Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles.

One who has gained a reputation as a fearless and outspoken advocate for women, children, people of color and the poor, Congresswoman Waters will address the endangered Status of Black Youth in America focusing on a number of challenges that Black Youth face which put them at risk.

Congresswoman Waters serves as the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services; an integral member of the Congressional Democratic Leadership, Steering & Policy Committee, Congressional Progressive Caucus; and a member and past chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

As a national Democratic Party leader, Congresswoman Waters has long been highly visible in Democratic Party politics and has served on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) since 1980. She was a key leader in five presidential campaigns: Senator Edward Kennedy (1980), Reverend Jesse Jackson (1984, 1988), and President Bill Clinton (1992, 1996).

"We are humbled, honored, and proud that Congresswoman Waters has accepted our invitation to be with us during our 106th Annual Session and especially to address our delegation at the Annual Mother Joyce Perkins Scholarship Luncheon", stated Elder Dr. Bernard C. Yates of Pensacola, Florida, the general president of the national denomination. Luncheon tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by contacting Ms. Queen Brown at (719) 598-0385.

About The National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA:
Inspired by a desire for unity and Christian fellowship among Primitive Baptists in the United States of America, this national organization was organized on July 17, 1907 as the Colored Primitive Baptists of America (now known as the National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA) by Dr. Clarence Frances Sams of Key West, Florida and Elder George S. Crawford of DeLand, Florida---after enlisting the support and cooperation of leading pastors and moderators of Florida, Alabama, and North Carolina.

Representing churches in 18 states, its mission is to promote unity among its people, foster the cause of education, evangelism, and mission, and participate in worship experiences. Today, the largest concentration of Primitive Baptists who are members of the National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA still remains in the State of Florida.

The 106th Annual Session will open at 8:00 a.m. Sunday through Friday. For additional details, visit www.npbcconvention.org. The public is invited to attend.
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