Alpharetta, GA — During the February District Work Period, Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Marietta) participated in a fireside chat with Verizon’s BRAVE/BOLD employee resource group in recognition of Black History Month. The conversation celebrated the accomplishments of the community and explored topics relevant to Verizon.

“I was so glad to sit down with many of Verizon’s employees to share my story and talk about the issues that affect our community here in Georgia’s Sixth District,” McBath said. “This year, there are many opportunities for our friends and neighbors to participate in civic engagement opportunities. I was honored with an invitation from Verizon to talk about the work we are doing in Washington to bring people together and uplift our community.”

"Black History Month is a time when the country – and Verizon – acknowledges the contributions that African-Americans have made to our society,” said Kwame Trotman, Vice President-Retail Sales, Verizon. “This year, our Black History Month theme was 'Elevate and Empower,' and we were pleased to have Rep. Lucy McBath join us for a discussion about how to get more civically engaged in our local communities. Her compelling life story and commitment to public service made her the ideal candidate for the conversation."

The BRAVE/BOLD employee resource group at Verizon maintains a global membership of approximately 5,500 members. During the morning program, Rep. McBath spoke on a wide variety of topics, including health care, veterans affairs, gun violence prevention, and civic engagement.