Armed Services and Veterans' Affairs Committee seeks to: (1) establish a working relationship with those agencies in government, national, state & local, having the responsibility in the affairs of members of the various Armed Services & Veterans and to ensure that the programs to which they are responsible are administered fairly and justly to members of the minority community; (2) study conditions pertaining to veterans and members of the Military Service and their dependents and/or survivors in the community; (3) serve as a center of information on matters affecting the members of Active Military, Reserves, State National Guard.
The Political Action Committee: (1) seeks to increase registration and voting; (2) works for the enactment of municipal, state and federal legislation designed to improve the educational, political and economic status of minority groups; (3) seeks the repeal of racially discriminatory legislation; (4) works to improve the administration of justice; (5) works to secure equal enforcement of the law; and (6) keeps the National NAACP Office, the NAACP Washington Bureau, and the Branch informed of all proposed legislation which affects minority groups. The Committee is non-partisan and does not endorse candidates for public office.
Since its establishment in 1971, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has been committed to using the full Constitutional power, statutory authority, and financial resources of the federal government to ensure that African Americans and other marginalized communities in the United States have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. As part of this commitment, the CBC has fought for the past 48 years to empower these citizens and address their legislative concerns.
The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus was founded in 1973. The purpose of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus is to serve as an information and advocacy vehicle to advance the interests of African American, Latino, and other people of color of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.