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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Central Ohio Leaders Applaud Beatty Being Elected CBC Chair

Dec 4, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) was elected 27th Chair of the powerful Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) yesterday. In response, a diverse group of Central Ohio luminaries issued statements recognizing Beatty’s new influential leadership position as well as her ongoing work for the constituents of Ohio’s Third Congressional District.

“I have had the privilege of working with Congresswoman Beatty for decades, and she has always been a strong voice for our community. As the newly elected chair of the powerful Congressional Black Caucus, I am confident she will bring a level of energy and passion matched by very few public officials and be a difference maker for Black Americans, Central Ohio, and the nation. She is the perfect person for the job.” - Michael Coleman, former Mayor, City of Columbus, and Partner-in-Charge of Government Law Group, Ice Miller.

“As a veteran of the long-standing fight for equity, Congresswoman Beatty is a superb selection to chair the Congressional Black Caucus in its landmark 50th anniversary year. Her focus on addressing economic and health care disparities that have been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic is a continuation of her years of work combatting systemic racism. I am particularly grateful for the congresswoman’s past efforts in the field of education, where she has promoted financial literacy programs and advocated for essential funding. I know she will lead the caucus with honor and conviction, and ensure that all Americans—particularly students and young people—have their voices heard.” - Kristina Johnson, President, The Ohio State University.

“Congratulations to my colleague and friend, Representative Beatty. For decades, she has been a tireless advocate for her community, her district, and Central Ohio. I am sure that Joyce will use her powerful new platform as chair of the CBC to be a voice for the issues impacting communities across the country, including Ohio. It’s an honor to call her a friend, and I look forward to collaborating with her in the 117th Congress.” - U.S. Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15).

"I want to offer my sincere congratulations to Congresswoman Joyce Beatty on her election as the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Her known record of fierce advocacy and fight for Ohioans will make her a strong leader for the ‘Conscious of Congress.’ We are all so proud of her work representing Ohio’s Third Congressional District and we are excited that the entire country will get to know what we know about Joyce Beatty’s leadership, tenacity and courage." - State Representative Emilia Strong Sykes, Ohio House Democratic Leader.

“Congratulations to our Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, Columbus NAACP Silver Life Member, for adding to her long list of accomplishments, while continuing to serve the people in her District.” - Nana Watson, President, NAACP Columbus.

“Congratulations to Representative Joyce Beatty on being chosen chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Her tireless efforts to progress initiatives in equity and justice make her uniquely qualified for this important position. The nation will benefit from Representative Beatty’s leadership and her team’s focus on creating prosperity for every person who lives in our community.” - Alex Fischer, President/CEO, Columbus Partnership.

“Congratulations to Congresswoman Joyce Beatty on her election to serve as the 27th chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. YWCA Columbus looks forward to working with our congresswoman to serve families, women, and marginalized communities in the coming year.” - Christie Angel, President/CEO, YWCA Columbus

“Congratulations on being elected CBC Chair. We are all so proud of you. I continue to be amazed by your intellect, grit, hard work, and determination. There is none like you, and we are all better because of your commitment to service. Thank you for never backing down, always speaking truth, and paving the way for the next generation. You are incredible!” - Yvette McGee Brown, former Ohio Supreme Court Justice, and Partner-in-Charge of Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement, Jones Day.

“I have known Congresswoman Beatty for more than 25 years. She has dedicated her life to being a consistent and fearless advocate on issues important to her constituents and community. Her commitment to equity and inclusion is unwavering and indeed part of her fabric. I can think of no one better positioned to lead the Congressional Black Caucus than Congresswoman Joyce Beatty.” - Karen Morrison, President, Ohio Health Foundation, and Senior Vice President, Ohio Health.

"Congresswoman Beatty is a dynamic leader with a proven track-record of getting things done for our community. She has been a champion for the people of Central Ohio and is deeply committed to racial equity, inclusion, and justice. I’m ecstatic for all of the work she will do for our nation as the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus." - Kyle Strickland, Senior Legal Analyst, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, The Ohio State University.

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