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Community leaders talk education, economy at Black Legislative Day at the Capitol

11:55 AM, Feb 14, 2011   |    comments
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Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke to leaders in the black community and answered questions about how they might have a more direct role in what goes on at the Capitol.

Attendees were then recognized on the House floor before breaking down into groups for networking and sessions on topics like education, business development, workforce development and human services.

Leaders from agencies across the African-American community including the NAACP, the Black Chamber of Commerce, the African-American Voter Registration and Information project and members of the public were in attendance.

State Representative Angela Williams of District 7 says she wants to see more people from all communities get involved in the political process and gatherings like Black Legislative Day should happen more often.

"It doesn't happen enough, and through this right now it's about once a year, but it is our goal with all the sponsoring organizations to ensure that we are in the halls of the Colorado General Assembly so that we can voice not just for African-Americans but for all people," Williams said.

(KUSA-TV © 2011 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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