Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation honored Gov. Martin O’Malley Sept. 24 during their “Leaders of Democracy” luncheon. Hosted on the site of the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in D.C., the event was part of the Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference.

During the event, the Foundation honored exceptional business, civic, and elected leaders for their work to positively impact public policy, commerce, and their community through service and activism.

The Foundation honored O’Malley for his leadership and collaboration with legislators in the State of Maryland to provide financial support to the Memorial. Maryland was the only state to provide funding for the construction of the Memorial. The District of Columbia also provided support.

Additional awardees included Jesse Jackson, Sr., Rainbow Push Coalition.; U.S. Representatives Al Green (D-Texas) and Corinne Brown (D-FL); Rashid Robinson, Color of Change, and Washington, D.C. Mayor Vince Gray.