The delegation will meet with Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) Founder and Executive Director Bryan Stevenson and visit the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.
In March 2021, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal created the Racial Equity Initiative and appointed Reps. Sewell, Horsford, and Gomez to chair the working group.
The REI spearheads the Committee’s work to address the role of racism and other forms of discrimination in perpetuating health and economic inequalities in the United States. Since its formation, the REI has put forward key recommendations to advance equitable policymaking and has played a leading role in crafting major legislation such as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act.
Read more about the REI here.