Black American Political Association of California adds Senator Dianne Feinstein, Bill Duke, Ron Burkle, Lydia Kennard and Bishop Daniel Williams to its Hall of Fame
Los Angeles, California November 15, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 7, 2006, at the 28th Annual BAPAC State Convention, the Black American Political Association added 5 members to its Political and Religious Hall of Fame, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Bill Duke, Ron Burkle, Lydia Kennard and Bishop Daniel Williams.
Founded in 1979, BAPAC is committed to the active participation of African Americans in the political process. It has long been a force in creating change for African Americans and preparing leaders to seek elected office. In its 28th year, BAPAC now has 55 chapters and over 60,000 members.
The event, held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, was a who's who of California politics, showing the depth and reach of the organization. Joining Senator Feinstein in support of BAPAC were such noted guests as Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, Senator Nell Soto, Councilwoman Jan Perry, Congresswoman Diane Watson, Mayor Roosevelt Dorn, State Board of Equalization Member John Chiang and Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante. President Clinton congratulated the honorees via video message.
"BAPAC continues to lead the fight for unity, brotherhood and equal justice for all. We are pleased with the results of the Annual Conference; however we have to continue our efforts to build and strengthen our communities," said BAPAC President, Percy Pinkney.