2020 was a challenging year. We were surprised and heart broken by the devastating effect of COVID-19 in every aspect of our lives, especially the disproportionate negative impact upon the Black Community.
But, nevertheless, the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Board of Directors was pleased to have the opportunity to carry out our mission to advance Ohio's Black Community through educational research, developing community leaders, facilitating public policy, and the promotion of diversity and inclusion in the public and private sectors.
In 2020, our partnership with University of Akron/Bliss Institute resulted in the completion and release of the Poll of Black Ohioans. We conducted over 330,000 get-out-the-vote robocalls encouraging Ohioans to register and vote, conducted three virtual conferences covering various significant topics, and worked closely with our Corporate Roundtable Members and Sponsors.
We look forward to 2021 with hope and profound gratitude.