Black American Political Association of California Adds Senator Dianne Feinstein, Bill Duke, Ron Burkle, Lydia Kennard and Bishop Daniel Williams to Its Hall of Fame - Video Available.
LOS ANGELES Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. , Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 7, 2006, at the 28th Annual BAPAC State Convention, the Black American Political Association added 5 members to its Political and Religious Hall of Fame, Senator Dianne Feinstein Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (born June 22, 1933) is the senior U.S. Senator from California, having held office as a senator since 1992. She is a member of the Democratic Party. , Bill Duke, Ron Burkle, Lydia Kennard and Bishop Daniel Williams
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Founded in 1979, BAPAC is committed to the active participation of African-Americans in the political process. It has long been a force in creating change for African-Americans and preparing leaders to seek elected office. In its 28th year, BAPAC now has 55 chapters and over 60,000 members.
The event, held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel The Biltmore Hotel is a hotel located in downtown Los Angeles, California. Built by John McEntee Bowman, it opened in 1923. At the time, it was the largest hotel west of Chicago and designed by architects Schultze and Weaver. It is now named the Millennium Biltmore. , was a who's who of California politics, showing the depth and reach of the organization. Joining Senator Feinstein in support of BAPAC were such noted guests as Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, Senator Nell Soto, Councilwoman Jan Perry, Congresswoman Diane Watson, Mayor Roosevelt Dorn, State Board of Equalization In communications, techniques used to reduce distortion and compensate for signal loss (attenuation) over long distances. Member John Chiang and Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante. President Clinton congratulated the honorees via video message.
"BAPAC continues to lead the fight for unity, brotherhood and equal justice for all. We are pleased with the results of the Annual Conference; however we have to continue our efforts to build and strengthen our communities," said BAPAC President, Percy Pinkney.
The Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC) was founded in 1979 when sixty African-American leaders and activists from across the state met in San Francisco and Los Angeles. BAPAC's mission is to identify, document, effectuate and develop the political resources necessary to achieve the education, economic, and cultural goals of African-Americans in the state of California. Further, BAPAC seeks to develop and maintain an assertive posture in securing the rights of African-Americans in the state of California.
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