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June 21, 2023

FRIDAY @ 9AM - New Congressional Disaster Equity Caucus Hosts Inaugural Meeting

(WASHINGTON) – This Friday, Reps. Bennie G. Thompson, Troy A. Carter, Sr., Dina Titus, and Brian Higgins, co-chairs of the Disaster Equity and Building Resilience Caucus, will host the Caucus’s inaugural meeting to discuss how Congress can make disaster outcomes more equitable and make communities stronger.

This meeting will be streamed live on YouTube.

Event details:

WHAT: The Disaster Equity and Building Resilience Caucus Inaugural Meeting

WHEN: Friday, June 23 @ 9am EDT

WHERE: North Congressional Meeting Room (CVC-268), U.S. Capitol Visitor Center


  • Goulda A. Downer, PhD, FAND, RD, LN, CNS, Principal Investigator/Associate Professor, Howard University College of Medicine & Co-Founder HBCU Emergency Management Workforce Consortium (Moderator)
  • Chauncia Willis, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management
  • Carolyn M. Levering, MEd, CEM, Emergency Manager, City of Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Maritere Padilla Rodríguez, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy, Puerto Rico Operations, Hispanic Federation

Event is open to the media, staff, and the public. Media should RSVP via email.

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Press Contact

Adam Comis at 202-225-9978