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WASHINGTON D.C.—National policymakers and change agents will lead an engaging and thought-provoking session focused on voters at an upcoming event. The Links Foundation, Incorporated will hold its third annual Legislative Luncheon at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Thursday September 12, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. U.S. Representatives John Lewis (D-GA) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) are among those scheduled to attend.

The Legislative Luncheon provides the forum for an important national conversation on issues impacting the progress of the black community, as well as educating and mobilizing voters. The event theme, Transforming Communities Through Our Voice, Our Vote, Our Power, reflects the organization’s focus on empowering voters, and issues a call to action to get people to the polls.

Congressman Lewis will receive the organization’s Trailblazer Award in recognition of his life’s work in the civil rights, social justice and political arenas.

In honor of a distinguished judicial career and the historic achievement of becoming the first African-American woman to serve as chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, the honorable Cheri Beasley will be bestowed a Presidential Citation from the organization.

The Legislative Luncheon is proudly sponsored by AARP, Dove, Fort Lincoln New Town Corporation, Pfizer, UNICEF, American Cancer Society, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, League of Conservation Voters, OhioHealth, OWN, Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Black Women’s Agenda, Edelman, Ethel Isaacs Williams, March of Dimes, and Salaam Enterprises, Inc.

About The Links, Incorporated

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of more than 16,000 professional women of color in 288 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the United Kingdom. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. For more information, visit

About The Links Foundation, Incorporated

The Links Foundation, Incorporated has contributed more than $25 million to charitable causes since its founding. In 2018, it named its fifth $1 million grantee – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Other million- dollar grantees include the United Negro College Fund, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., the National Civil Rights Museum and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American Culture and History in Washington, D.C.