WASHINGTON, Jamaica (CMC) — The Washington-based Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), considered the leading Caribbean-American advocacy and development organization in the United States, says it is hosting a high-level diplomatic engagement today.
Nelson said setting the stage for the all-day briefing will be former Lt Governor of Florida, Jennifer Carroll, and Aisha Braveboy, the former Maryland State Delegate.
This will be followed by opening remarks from US Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Caribbean, Haiti and Canada, Ambassador Kenneth Merten; and Jerry Butler, executive director of the Inter-American Development Bank.
She said the 20th Annual Caribbean American Legislative Briefing and Advocacy Day will also feature the diplomacy, security, prosperity, energy, education and health agenda, as outlined in the US Department of State's report on HR 4939 (Public Law 114-291).
The Diplomacy Agenda, chaired by New York State Committeewoman, Scherie Murray concludes the day with a Joint Meeting on Diplomacy and Funding Panel.
“Financing the US strategy is a key element of our advocacy,” Murray said. “We are also bringing on board the next generation of Caribbean-American leaders to ensure that the Caribbean-American Legislative Briefing and Caribbean-American Heritage Month empower and connect the millennial generation of Caribbean-American leaders to policy.