Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-31) has been named the new chair of the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus Foundation by her peers on the organization’s board.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“I am honored that my peers have selected me to chair this very important organization of legislators, corporate leaders and community stakeholders,” McKnight who was also named Assembly Deputy Majority Leader this session, said in a statement.
McKnight is serving her fourth term in the state Assembly and was the first African American woman elected to serve the 31st Legislative District.
The NJLBCF is committed to addressing issues that affect the quality of life of Black residents, as well as the civil and human rights for all.
“As a state legislator I have the opportunity to change and implement laws that make living in New Jersey better; now as the chair of this non-profit arm, I get to go above and beyond that role,” McKnight added.
Additionally, the NJLBCV provides educational and recreational activities for the community, organizes and promotes collaboration amongst legislators, business leaders and organizational leaders, provides scholarship and internship opportunities for students, and sponsors seminars and forums to educate the community on legislative policy.