Emanuel Cleaver has represented Missouri in the US House of Representatives since 2005. Previously, he was mayor of Kansas City, as well as the pastor of St. James United Methodist Church. Today, he will discuss several ideas he believes can combat systemic racism and inequality and expand opportunities in communities nationwide.
Representative Emmanuel Cleaver began his career in the civil rights movement, working for Dr. Martin Luther King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference. And as you heard, he’s using his experience to push Congress to adopt significant measures to combat the racial inequality made so plain in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. At its founding, America made a promise of full equality to all its people. It’s a promise that not yet been kept.
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