Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Progressive Caucus held the second in a series of remote hearings on bold solutions to the coronavirus pandemic. Today’s hearing, entitled “A Just Response: Addressing Racial and Economic Disparities in the COVID-19 Pandemic” was chaired by CPC Executive Board members Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16).
The hearing featured expert testimony from four witnesses:
- Reverend Dr. William J. Barber, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign
- Dr. James E.K. Hildreth, Ph.D, M.D., 12th President and Chief Executive Officer of Meharry Medical College
- Nayna Gupta, Associate Director of Policy, National Immigrant Justice Center
- Dr. Christina Paz, CEO of Centro San Vicente