Crypto Capital Hill Rally Invitation

We invite you to join us for the Black And Latino Crypto Capitol Hill Rally at the Nation’s Capitol on April 4th.

Blacks and Latinos are leading the nation in the charge toward cryptocurrency adoption. Yet, curiously, we find ourselves resisting the inertia of becoming hidden figures even in a decentralized world. Washington officials, the blockchain industry, and the media still largely overlook the many successes and contributions coming from the communities that have the most to gain and provide to the industry. For a globally accessible protocol to realize its full potential and have its widest reach, representatives from across the spectrum must be decision makers at the table.

“We need to be seen by Washington and the crypto industry if we are to come to the table as PRODUCERS – not consumers. This means creating community programs and advocating for financial inclusion initiatives to ensure our people don’t miss out on the economic opportunities this accelerating industry promises. — Cleve Mesidor — Blockchain Association

This achievement to maximize Bitcoin’s potential for adoption prompted the National Policy Network of Women of Color in Blockchain, Black Bitcoin Billionaires, Blockchain Latinx, Crypto for Black Economic Empowerment, Black People and Cryptocurrency, and Black Blockchain Summit to collaborate and address our representatives on our position while the United States Senate and House are in session.

Logistics contact: Fiona Anderson, [email protected]

Media/Program Contact: Cleve Mesidor, [email protected]

12:00 PM EST – Attendee arrivals begin

1:00 p.m. EST – Program begins

1:05 p.m. EST – Moderators welcome participants

1:15 PM EST – Greetings from Cleve Mesidor

1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST – Speakers from event partners/networking

4:45 p.m. EST – Cleve Mesidor’s Closing Speech

5:00 PM EST – End of rally

April 4 is a particularly important time for several reasons:

• The United States Senate and House are in session

• Awaiting White House Executive Order on Cryptocurrency

• Supreme Court nominees vote by April 8

• The focus will soon be on the midterm primary elections

Additionally, Black Bitcoin Billionaires will conduct interviews with attendees to speak directly to their representatives about why Bitcoin is important to them. Supporting this industry and opening it up is quickly becoming a position people of color are voting on in midterm elections. Let’s make sure our representatives understand the needs of their constituencies. DM Naturedeg for more information and involvement on messaging.

Join the movement here.

To officials in Washington

Morning Consult polls showed that “45% of Democrats and 58% of Republicans don’t know or have no opinion on the amount of cryptocurrency regulation” that should take place. Most members of Congress have either not formed a strong opinion or have not been sufficiently informed on the matter. This presents an opportune moment. People of color drive the cultural narrative of the nation’s discourse and are often the demographics that swing elections. For example, 92% of black voters voted for President Joe Biden in the 2020 election. If only 10% of black voters decided to vote for a candidate who met their specific demands, every election, now and in the future , would depend on these very few people. The entire political landscape and candidate incentive structure would be redefined at the same time.

Generational wealth and financial stability are now accessible for the first time without needing permission from the subjective and predatory whims of an inherited system that has actively imposed barriers on our wealth. Candidates who care about their constituency’s financial future, who recognize the historical inequities in the current system, should think deeply about how this new asset class is transforming the lives of those they serve. pledge to serve. Tangible change happens through innovation alone, we are meeting in April to ensure that progress will not be disrupted. Please join us.

This is a guest post by Ian Gaines. The opinions expressed are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of BTC Inc or Bitcoin Magazine.