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Blacks In Government (BIG)

Blacks In Government (BIG) BIG's goals are to promote EQUITY in all aspects of American life, EXCELLENCE in public service, and OPPORTUNITY for all Americans.
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Blacks In Government® (BIG) was established in 1975 and incorporated in 1976 by a small group of African Americans at the Public Health Services which is a part of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in the Parklawn building in Rockville, Maryland. The organization was viewed as essential to the Black civil service employee, based on a wide assortment of racially motivated problems fac

Blacks In Government® (BIG) was established in 1975 and incorporated in 1976 by a small group of African Americans at the Public Health Services which is a part of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in the Parklawn building in Rockville, Maryland. The organization was viewed as essential to the Black civil service employee, based on a wide assortment of racially motivated problems fac

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Spare Some Change for BIGAs you make your 2023 CFC selections we hope you will consider giving to Blacks In Government. ...
10/13/2022

Spare Some Change for BIG

As you make your 2023 CFC selections we hope you will consider giving to Blacks In Government.

Give using #10790 through payroll deduction or a one-time gift using GiveCFC.org

Are your strongest attributes and skills evident to all? To stand out, it has become increasingly important to elevate y...
10/13/2022

Are your strongest attributes and skills evident to all? To stand out, it has become increasingly important to elevate your professional presence both online and in-person. We're going to work together to help you define yourself professionally and conduct your own "personal brand audit."

Join us with Southern New Hampshire University for the “Elevate Your Own Presence” Interactive Webinar. Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 12 Noon EST.

Register Here: https://bit.ly/bigsnhu

Fireside Chat with BIG National President Shirley A. Jones, Esq.Wednesday, October 12, 20227:30pmRegister here: https://...
09/27/2022

Fireside Chat with BIG National President Shirley A. Jones, Esq.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
7:30pm
Register here: https://bit.ly/BigFiresideChat

Join us for a collaborative Fireside Chat as re-elected Blacks In Government National President Jones shares her vision for the organization for the next two years; reflections from the successful 43rd National Training Institute; probe current activities and programs being implemented by BIG's National Executive Committee and much more. Attendees have the opportunity to help drive the agenda for this session by providing questions in advance. For the best interactive experience, download Microsoft Teams from the link below:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/download-app

08/31/2022

TO: Blacks In Government Members

FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President

SUBJECT: Project BIG Vote Announcement -Are You Passionate About Voting Rights?

Federal appeals court upholds Jim Crow era Mississippi law restricting voting rights for felons
The Hill, August 26, 2022

Arizona Supreme Court keeps voting rights off the ballot
AP News, August 26, 2022

Voting rights group sue to block Missouri’s new voter ID law, claiming it’s unconstitutional
KCUR, August 24, 2022

And, those are just a few of the articles discussing the continued need for vigilance to protect our voting rights. BIG intends to be a part of that fight. But, we need your help. Through our longstanding Project BIG Vote Committee, we have kept our members up to date on election matters all across the country and have even registered new voters, encouraging them to make their voices heard and their ballots count. To continue these efforts, I am seeking a new Project BIG Vote Committee Chair who will join the National Executive Committee (NEC) and spearhead these projects. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a passion and interest in voting rights through prior efforts in the community and/or as your Region’s Project BIG Vote Committee Chair or Legislative Committee Chair. But, since I am always looking to bring emerging leaders onto the NEC, please do not let your lack of experience deter you. A passion for voting rights is the top criteria. Please note, I would never let you violate the Hatch Act so that need not be a concern for you.

If you are interesting in chairing this committee or otherwise getting involved in these efforts, please email the National President directly at [email protected] as soon as possible but no later than October 31, 2022. I am also seeking committee members to assist with these efforts so feel free to send a note in that regard as well. You have time to think about it but we don’t have time to waste when it comes to protecting our voting rights.

TO: Blacks In Government Members  FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President SUBJECT: 2022 BIG NTI Closi...
08/10/2022
BIG 2022 National Training Institute

TO: Blacks In Government Members

FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President

SUBJECT: 2022 BIG NTI Closing Plenary Banquet Tickets

Greetings,

Thank you to all who have registered for the BIG 2022 National Training Institute (NTI). If you were unable to purchase closing tickets as part of your registration, tickets are available for purchase through the BIG store online at bignet.org. To purchase a banquet ticket, do the following:

1. Enter the BIG store.
2. Select the tab for registration.
3. Follow all the prompts.

For those purchasing tickets as part of the NTI registration process with the closing ticket included, you will need to:

1. Scroll to the end of Thursday workshops.
2. Select closing plenary tickets.
3. Hit next until you see the amount of the NTI fee and the $80 closing fee in the basket.
4. Select your method of payment and hit submit.

If you are having problems making this purchase, please fill out a NTI Registration form only selecting the closing plenary ticket for purchase and send it to bignet.org and we will procure for you.

Thank you!


One of America's Most Influential Organizations

"Thank You For Thinking BIG!"

Visit the 2022 National Training Institute Website!
https://bignet.org/regional/2022NTI/home.html

BIG National Training Institute

Join us in Cleveland, OH for our Blacks In Government (BIG) 43rd Annual National Training Institute, August 15-18, 2022....
08/05/2022

Join us in Cleveland, OH for our Blacks In Government (BIG) 43rd Annual National Training Institute, August 15-18, 2022. Cleveland is ready and so are we!

08/05/2022
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Urgent: Updated NTI Hotel Information!

Please make your reservation through the website using PassKey. You have until COB tomorrow to use this option and receive the government rate.


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Welcome to BIG National Training Institute
PLEASE NOTE - At this time the Hilton, Westin and Marriott are SOLD OUT over peak dates . If any additional rooms become available, they will be made available on this website. The Renaissance and Marriott are the only hotels available in the block at this time.
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We would like to welcome the group attending BIG National Training Institute to Cleveland, Ohio! We have a hand selected...
07/21/2022

We would like to welcome the group attending BIG National Training Institute to Cleveland, Ohio! We have a hand selected food menu waiting for you at The Ivy. We are located down the street from the Huntington Convention Center at 1212 W 6th St. We would like to offer you and your group a 20% discount on your bill if you dine in with us! We are open Tuesday-Saturday from 4pm-10pm. Please reach out if there is anything that we can offer or accommodate for you and your group. Below I attached a postcard with the discount QR code, feel free to send this to your group and we hope to see you soon!

The IVY
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National Memorial Wall Ceremony.
07/18/2022

National Memorial Wall Ceremony.

2022 National Training Institute Networking Opportunities
07/08/2022

2022 National Training Institute Networking Opportunities

07/06/2022
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TO: Blacks In Government Members

FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President

SUBJECT: Project Management Professional (PMP) Preparation Workshop Reminder

The Office of Personnel Management has identified a need for project management skills and with hybrid work environments the need for these types of positions is increasing. OPM’s 2003 guidance regarding project manager positions “authorizes agencies to fund credentials and academic degree training for project management positions.” BIG has partnered with Velociteach; a credentialed provider, to provide a 4-day PMP Exam Preparation Workshop.

Blacks In Government’s 2022 National Training Institute is the premier host of a deeply discounted 4 day IN PERSON PMP Exam Preparation Workshop. I encourage Agency leaders and Instructional Designers to consider funding your employees to attend this highly sought workshop. BIG works each year to identify required skills, certifications and other competencies in order to offer its National Training Institute attendees a robust, educational and informative training experience. Please see attached flyer.

Attendees need to register by July 15th in order to begin pre-requisite workshop activities. Register today!

One of America's Most Influential Organizations
"Thank You For Thinking BIG!"
Visit the 2022 National Training Institute Website!

Blacks In Government continues to offer premier training opportunities to its Blacks in Government members and National ...
07/06/2022

Blacks In Government continues to offer premier training opportunities to its Blacks in Government members and National Training Institute attendees. Register today!

https://bignet.org/regional/2022NTI/workshops.html
See NTI registration process for workshops.

Blacks In Government 43rd Annual National Training Institute (NTI) Military Veterans' Emphasis Program (MVEP) ForumWedne...
06/29/2022

Blacks In Government 43rd Annual National Training Institute (NTI) Military Veterans' Emphasis Program (MVEP) Forum
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Time: 1-5pm Room 12

NTI website https://bignet.org/regional/2022NTI/home.html

Secure your ad today for the NTI!The 2022 NTI Souvenir Journal Booklet Ads solicitation deadline has been extended to Tu...
06/16/2022
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Secure your ad today for the NTI!

The 2022 NTI Souvenir Journal Booklet Ads solicitation deadline has been extended to Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

The completed contract with payment and camera-ready advertisement should be submitted no later than Tuesday, July 5, 2022, to Blacks In Government, ATTN: 2022 NTI Souvenir Booklet, 3005 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001-3807. In addition, please email the camera-ready advertisement to [email protected] and [email protected].

Please ensure the camera-ready advertisement corresponds to the price paid and ad specifications listed below.


• Hi Res PDF – set to 300 dpi, no compression

• EPS – 300 dpi, fonts embedded;

• Illustrator CS5 or newer – fonts converted to outline, embed graphics;

• Photoshop CS5 or newer – fonts converted to outline;

• Hi Res JPG

For more information on the 43rd 2022 BIG National Training Institute (NTI) go to the
website: https://www.bignet.org/

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Calling all vendors! You do not want to miss out on the BIG NTI Exhibits Expo Kick-Off meeting! May 16 at 6pm. See detai...
05/06/2022

Calling all vendors! You do not want to miss out on the BIG NTI Exhibits Expo Kick-Off meeting! May 16 at 6pm. See details and see you on the Kick-Off! 2022 NTI will be BIG!

PRE ORDER SALES END MAY 6TH LIMITED EDITION Blacks In Government Cycling Jersey, be a part of BIG History and get this l...
05/03/2022

PRE ORDER SALES END MAY 6TH

LIMITED EDITION Blacks In Government Cycling Jersey, be a part of BIG History and get this limited-edition Cycling Jersey.

After the purchase, your confirmation email will prompt you to forward your size to the National Finance Chair

Visit the BIG Store @ https://members.bignet.site/online-store/merchandise

05/03/2022

From the desk of The Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President

A Well Deserved Recognition for Public Servants

We deserve it! Come on, say it like you mean it. We deserve it! Since 1985, the Partnership for Public Service has led the charge in honoring those who serve our nation as federal, state, local, and tribal government employees. That’s why during this first week in May each year, the President, the House and the Senate, mayors, governors, agency leaders, and public service organizations show their appreciation by issuing proclamations, hosting award ceremonies, and sharing stories of excellence in public service. The resolutions from the House and Senate as well as the White House proclamation can be found here at psrw.org. Today, I join that well-deserved chorus in expressing BIG’s appreciation for all of you.

As public servants we have given our best and we should expect the best in return. In fact, we have carried our agency missions on our backs as we faced our own challenges with health care, child care, and technology that has been stretched thin. We were definitely not immune to these struggles. But, we pushed through to provide government services at all levels when the American people needed us the most. Importantly, we have been the driving force amongst the high numbers of vaccinated individuals providing protection to ourselves, our loved ones, and those we serve.

Moreover, because of the commitment of our members, BIG has not missed a beat in addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion matters while still offering much needed career development training, mentoring, and networking. So, my personal thanks to all public servants and especially our BIG members for your dedication to our important mission.

For those reasons and more, you deserve the best and we are giving you our best with an in person National Training Institute (NTI), August 15-18, 2022, in Cleveland, OH. We have enhanced our learning modules with sessions on Contracting Officer Representatives (CORs) basics, grants management, appropriations law year in review, several Pathways to the SES presentations, and a leadership certificate session, amongst almost 100 sessions to choose from over the 4 day event, including our annual EEO Institute, State and Local Forum, and NOW Generation Munch and Mingle. The NTI will offer the best training at the best price with the best mentoring and networking you can find. You deserve the best and it’s yours for the taking!

Visit the 2022 National Training Institute Website!
https://bignet.org/regional/2022NTI/home.html

FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President SUBJECT:  OPM Director, Kiran Ahuja to deliver 43rd Annual NT...
05/02/2022

FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President

SUBJECT: OPM Director, Kiran Ahuja to deliver 43rd Annual NTI Keynote Address

Visit the 2022 National Training Institute Website!
https://bignet.org/regional/2022NTI/home.html

TO: Blacks In Government Members  FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President, Blacks In Government SUBJE...
04/25/2022

TO: Blacks In Government Members

FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President, Blacks In Government

SUBJECT: Limited Edition Blacks In Government Cycling Jersey

Pre order is open for two weeks only!
Order Dates
April 25th, 2022 thru May 6th, 2022

Be a part of History and get your limited-edition Cycling Jersey. This is a custom pre order item, orders will be placed within two weeks, and the production time varies depending on the time of year and can take between 2 to 5 weeks. (which is typical with custom Jerseys). When in doubt go up a size!


Addition information and purchases can be made via the online BIG Store at https://members.bignet.site/online-store/merchandise,

04/21/2022
BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT®, INC.43rd National Training Institute (NTI)Early Registration Deadline, July 1, 2022Whether you ar...
04/20/2022
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BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT®, INC.
43rd National Training Institute (NTI)
Early Registration Deadline, July 1, 2022

Whether you are a federal, state, or local government employee, the NTI has workshops, mentoring, networking, and information sharing opportunities to facilitate the development of your workplace skills, giving you a plan and a structure to become the catalyst for change that connects, supports, and harnesses your future self!

The NTI, along with other BIG programs and initiatives that we deliver throughout the year, is an effective mechanism to energize your thinking, prepare you for success in the workplace, and help you effectively meet challenges within your community. And, through our agency forums, this training opportunity facilitates active and practical discussions on the many recent changes in public service. In fact, with over 40 workshops and agencies forums featuring a variety of superb speakers, an array of critical topics and special enhancement programs, this NTI will indeed prove to be four extraordinary days of first-class training! https://bignet.org/regional/2022NTI/registration.html

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TO: Blacks In Government MembersFROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President SUBJECT:  2022 Souvenir Bookl...
04/18/2022
Souvenir

TO: Blacks In Government Members
FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President
SUBJECT: 2022 Souvenir Booklet Support

The National Organization of Blacks In Government (BIG), Inc., will host its 2022 Annual National Training Institute (NTI), August 15-18, 2022, at the Huntington Convention Center, Cleveland, Ohio. The theme this year is “BIG 2022: Training in a Transformed Workplace - Providing Innovative Professional Development”. The institute will train and empower attendees in critical areas for professional and personal growth.

As we prepare for the training, I request your support in purchasing an advertisement for the 2022 NTI Souvenir Booklet. There are three contracts available for BIG members, chapters, regions, small businesses, government agencies, and corporations. Please distribute these contracts throughout your local areas to aid in a successful event.

The completed contract with payment and camera-ready advertisement should be submitted by June 6, 2022,

to Blacks In Government, ATTN: 2021 NTI Souvenir Booklet, 3005 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001-3807.

In addition, please email the camera advertisement to [email protected] and [email protected].

Please ensure the camera-ready advertisement corresponds to the price paid and ad specifications listed below.

• Hi Res PDF – set to 300 dpi, no compression
• EPS – 300 dpi, fonts embedded;
• Illustrator CS5 or newer – fonts converted to outline, embed graphics;
• Photoshop CS5 or newer – fonts converted to outline;
• Hi Res JPG

It is my hope that each chapter and region will support and diligently seek advertisements from the community. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

As always, I appreciate your commitment, dedication, and support of Blacks In Government.

cc: National Board of Directors
National Executive Committee Members
National Office

3 Enclosures
1. 2022 Government/Corporate Advertisement Contract
2. 2022 Region/Chapter/Member Advertisement Contract
3. 2022 Small Business/Non-Profit Advertisement Contract

https://bignet.org/regional/2022NTI/souvenir.html

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TO: Blacks In Government Members  FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President, Blacks In Government SUBJE...
04/12/2022

TO: Blacks In Government Members

FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President, Blacks In Government

SUBJECT: BIG Celebrates Justice-Delegate Ketanji Brown Jackson

Blacks In Government (BIG) is proud and excited to congratulate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on being the first Black woman confirmed to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Jackson’s ivy league credentials, public service, extensive judicial experience, and reputation for being fair and evenhanded make her the ideal Supreme Court Justice. As the premiere organization for Black government employees, BIG is delighted to celebrate the accomplishments of a Black public servant that serves the United States with extraordinary distinction.

Judge Brown noted that it took just one generation for her family to go from segregation to the Supreme Court of the United States. However, Judge Brown’s appointment is especially meaningful to Black people around the world that have survived segregation, racism and discrimination because of the color of their skin. Her appointment as a Supreme Court Justice will inspire and give hope to future generations.

Unfortunately Judge Brown’s historic confirmation triggered a host of disrespectful and racist rhetoric. Despite her accomplishments and academic success, she was questioned about her LSAT scores, accused of letting child p**n offenders off the hook during sentences, and asked whether she believes babies are racist. She was questioned about Critical Race Theory, and her pictured was posted on Twitter with her initials, “KBJ,” being crossed out and replaced with “CRT,” the acronym for Critical Race Theory.

BIG recognizes the challenges that Judge Jackson and Black government employees face in Federal, state and local government. As we celebrate Judge Jackson’s confirmation, BIG encourages all government employees to remain committed to providing full, complete and equitable access to government jobs and advancement.

Thank you for thinking BIG!


One of America's Most Influential Organizations

"Thank You For Thinking BIG!"

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TO: Blacks In Government Members  FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President, Blacks In Government SUBJE...
04/12/2022
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Effective Communication for Different Personalities. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

TO: Blacks In Government Members

FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President, Blacks In Government

SUBJECT: Effective Communication for Different Personalities

Corporate Sponsor GEHA will host Effective Communication for Different Personalities Webinar on April 20,2022 at 6pm EST.

Have you ever wondered why you work really well with some people and seem to clash with others? Why you can predict how some colleagues will react to situations while others catch you off guard? If so this webinar is for you. Select link below to register:

https://geha.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QJ0-C-K8Qoi8VkbEs6AS3A


One of America's Most Influential Organization

Have you ever wondered why you work really well with some people and seem to clash with others? Why you can predict how some colleagues will react to situations while others catch you off guard?

04/02/2022
Webinar

Blacks in Government, National Affirmative Employment/Equal Employment Opportunity Committee sponsors EEO Webinar Series. The fifth webinar of the 6-part webinar series titled: Making the Right Choice to Address Workplace Disputes

4/12/2022, 7:30 PM - 4/12/2022, 9:00 PM

  FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President, Blacks In Government SUBJECT:  Coast 2 Coast Fitness Chall...
08/31/2021



FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President, Blacks In Government

SUBJECT: Coast 2 Coast Fitness Challenge

To find out more or to register, visit geha.coasttocoastwellness.com

What is Coast to Coast?

Coast to Coast is a six-week activity challenge that allows you to journey to some of America’s most popular attractions as you record health behaviors.
Registration dates: August 9 – September 6
Program dates: 6-weeks; August 30 – October 10

How does it work?

Each day you’ll visit a new attraction, earning points and road signs as you record physical activity plus sleep and acts of kindness. And you’ll answer a fun trivia question, learn why each attraction should be on your places-to-see list, and collect bumper stickers to commemorate your visit

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Washington D.C., DC
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General information

R. Chris Jones Chair, National Communication and Public Relations www.bignet.org [email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12am - 11pm

Telephone

+12026673280

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WAEPA and BIG Discussion with BIG National President, Shirley A. Jones, ESQ.

Short video: password/ Waepa

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Long video:password /Waepa

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Reminder: Join today, the GEHA webinar on Medicare and FEHB presentation.

Please register with the link below:
https://geha.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Oxyh_GL2QIGEbNP27dTDMg
The Blacks In Government MVEP Program invites you to its Veterans Day Program.

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84329416247?pwd=L0N3ZTRwdVdrTEducVZKRVNmYlY3Zz09
Spare Some Change for BIG

As you make your 2023 CFC selections we hope you will consider giving to Blacks In Government.

Give using #10790 through payroll deduction or a one-time gift using GiveCFC.org
Are your strongest attributes and skills evident to all? To stand out, it has become increasingly important to elevate your professional presence both online and in-person. We're going to work together to help you define yourself professionally and conduct your own "personal brand audit."

Join us with Southern New Hampshire University for the “Elevate Your Own Presence” Interactive Webinar. Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 12 Noon EST.

Register Here: https://bit.ly/bigsnhu
Fireside Chat with BIG National President Shirley A. Jones, Esq.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
7:30pm
Register here: https://bit.ly/BigFiresideChat

Join us for a collaborative Fireside Chat as re-elected Blacks In Government National President Jones shares her vision for the organization for the next two years; reflections from the successful 43rd National Training Institute; probe current activities and programs being implemented by BIG's National Executive Committee and much more. Attendees have the opportunity to help drive the agenda for this session by providing questions in advance. For the best interactive experience, download Microsoft Teams from the link below:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/download-app
TO: Blacks In Government Members

FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President

SUBJECT: Project BIG Vote Announcement -Are You Passionate About Voting Rights?

Federal appeals court upholds Jim Crow era Mississippi law restricting voting rights for felons
The Hill, August 26, 2022

Arizona Supreme Court keeps voting rights off the ballot
AP News, August 26, 2022

Voting rights group sue to block Missouri’s new voter ID law, claiming it’s unconstitutional
KCUR, August 24, 2022

And, those are just a few of the articles discussing the continued need for vigilance to protect our voting rights. BIG intends to be a part of that fight. But, we need your help. Through our longstanding Project BIG Vote Committee, we have kept our members up to date on election matters all across the country and have even registered new voters, encouraging them to make their voices heard and their ballots count. To continue these efforts, I am seeking a new Project BIG Vote Committee Chair who will join the National Executive Committee (NEC) and spearhead these projects. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a passion and interest in voting rights through prior efforts in the community and/or as your Region’s Project BIG Vote Committee Chair or Legislative Committee Chair. But, since I am always looking to bring emerging leaders onto the NEC, please do not let your lack of experience deter you. A passion for voting rights is the top criteria. Please note, I would never let you violate the Hatch Act so that need not be a concern for you.

If you are interesting in chairing this committee or otherwise getting involved in these efforts, please email the National President directly at [email protected] as soon as possible but no later than October 31, 2022. I am also seeking committee members to assist with these efforts so feel free to send a note in that regard as well. You have time to think about it but we don’t have time to waste when it comes to protecting our voting rights.
TO: Blacks In Government Members

FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President

SUBJECT: 2022 BIG NTI Closing Plenary Banquet Tickets

Greetings,

Thank you to all who have registered for the BIG 2022 National Training Institute (NTI). If you were unable to purchase closing tickets as part of your registration, tickets are available for purchase through the BIG store online at bignet.org. To purchase a banquet ticket, do the following:

1. Enter the BIG store.
2. Select the tab for registration.
3. Follow all the prompts.

For those purchasing tickets as part of the NTI registration process with the closing ticket included, you will need to:

1. Scroll to the end of Thursday workshops.
2. Select closing plenary tickets.
3. Hit next until you see the amount of the NTI fee and the $80 closing fee in the basket.
4. Select your method of payment and hit submit.

If you are having problems making this purchase, please fill out a NTI Registration form only selecting the closing plenary ticket for purchase and send it to bignet.org and we will procure for you.

Thank you!


One of America's Most Influential Organizations

"Thank You For Thinking BIG!"

Visit the 2022 National Training Institute Website!
https://bignet.org/regional/2022NTI/home.html
Join us in Cleveland, OH for our Blacks In Government (BIG) 43rd Annual National Training Institute, August 15-18, 2022. Cleveland is ready and so are we!
Join us in Cleveland, OH for our Blacks In Government (BIG) 43rd Annual National Training Institute, August 15-18, 2022. Cleveland's ready and so are we!

https://bignet.org/regional/2022NTI/home.html
Urgent: Updated NTI Hotel Information!

Please make your reservation through the website using PassKey. You have until COB tomorrow to use this option and receive the government rate.


https://book.passkey.com/event/50305833/owner/502/list/hotels/all

Welcome to BIG National Training Institute
PLEASE NOTE - At this time the Hilton, Westin and Marriott are SOLD OUT over peak dates . If any additional rooms become available, they will be made available on this website. The Renaissance and Marriott are the only hotels available in the block at this time.
book.passkey.com
We would like to welcome the group attending BIG National Training Institute to Cleveland, Ohio! We have a hand selected food menu waiting for you at The Ivy. We are located down the street from the Huntington Convention Center at 1212 W 6th St. We would like to offer you and your group a 20% discount on your bill if you dine in with us! We are open Tuesday-Saturday from 4pm-10pm. Please reach out if there is anything that we can offer or accommodate for you and your group. Below I attached a postcard with the discount QR code, feel free to send this to your group and we hope to see you soon!

The IVY
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Time to Register & Attend the BIG 2022 43rd National Training Institute (NTI)! It Is Not Too Late!

https://bignet.org/regional/2022NTI/home.html
National Memorial Wall Ceremony.
34 days until the 43rd Annual 2022 BIG National Training Institute (NTI)!

See the link below for tools, visitor-resources, and maps.

https://www.thisiscleveland.com/planning-tools/visitor-resources/maps

BIG NTI website: https://bignet.org/regional/2022NTI/home.html
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