Review and comment on any proposed state legislation and regulations that would affect the African-American population in the state;
Advise and provide information to the Governor on the state's policies concerning African-American Communities;
Advise the Governor concerning the coordination and administration of state programs serving the African-American population;
Maintain a liaison between African-American Communities and governmental entities;
Encourage African-American representation at all levels of state government, including state boards and commissions;
Secure appropriate recognition of the accomplishments and contributions of the African-American population of the state; and
Prepare and submit to the Governor an annual report concerning its activities with any appropriate recommendations concerning the African-American population in the state.
In response to the challenge of its mandates, the AAAC continues to be an advocate for Connecticut African-Americans by setting legislative priorities and working cooperatively with state commissions and agencies as well as local and national organizations for the benefit its constituency.
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