President Clinton Addresses the Church of God in Christ Bishops Conference: Highlights Historic Progress for African Americans (9/20/00)

President Clinton Addresses the Church of God in Christ Bishops Conference: Highlights Historic Progress for African Americans
September 20, 2000

PRESIDENT CLINTON ADDRESSES THE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST BISHOPS CONFERENCE

Highlights Historic Progress for African Americans, Addresses Challenges Ahead September 20, 2000

Today, President Clinton will address the Church of God in Christ Bishops Conference, one of the largest and most influential African American religious denominations, with an estimated membership of eight million. At the conference, the President will highlight the progress made during the Clinton-Gore Administration in increasing opportunity and prosperity in the African American community. The President will also discuss the challenges that still face our nation -- including expanding civil rights enforcement to ensure equal opportunity for all, enacting hate crimes legislation and improving education for our children - and call on Congress to continue the progress for African Americans and take action on these important priorities.

HIGHLIGHTING EIGHT YEARS OF PROGRESS FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS. Over the last 8 years, the President and Vice President have worked to turn the nation around, bring it together, and ensure that all Americans share in the nationís prosperity. These accomplishments include:

BUILDING ONE AMERICA

INVESTING IN EDUCATION

EXPANDING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES.

IMPROVING OUR NATION'S HEALTH.

MAKING OUR COMMUNITIES SAFER.

ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES AHEAD. While we have made great progress in bringing the nation together and building a better future for all Americans, more remains to be done. The President will call on Congress to continue the progress of the last 8 years for African Americans by:


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