Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee speaks during the opening day of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 2018 Annual Legislative Conference in D.C. on Sept. 12, as Sens. Cory Booker (left) and Kamala Harris look on. (Roy Lewis/The Washington Informer)
**FILE** Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee speaks during the opening day of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 2018 Annual Legislative Conference in D.C. on Sept. 12, as Sens. Cory Booker (left) and Kamala Harris look on. (Roy Lewis/The Washington Informer)

Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris are honorary co-chairs of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Inc.’s 48th Annual Legislative Conference, which kicked off Wednesday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in northwest D.C.

The premier conference, which annually attracts nearly 10,000 people from across the world and is the only event of its kind in the United States, is themed, “The Dream Still Demands Courage, Resilience, Leadership and Legislation.”

The five-day conference offers more than 90 forums on public policy issues affecting black Americans.

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