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Charlotte Amalie
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
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DELEGATE, CBC MEET WITH BILL GATES

On her first day back in Washington Tuesday following Memorial Day recess, Delegate Donna Christian Christensen and members of the Congressional Black Caucus met with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates to discuss the digital divide and how Corporate America and government can work together to expand access to technology.
Members of the caucus asked Gates questions on various subjects, including labor policies at Microsoft and educational initiatives at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation has made large resource contributions to various organizations, with emphasis on health and learning.
"Microsoft has been supportive of the CBC's efforts to extend access to technology into communities of color for many years, and I seized the opportunity to raise his level of awareness to include the Virgin Islands in his company's programs initiatives," Christensen said, adding that she also presented Gates with the University of the Virgin Islands’ plans to establish a research park in the future.

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