The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Delivered a 130-Page Policy Document, Ranking Member Letters to President Trump, here it is in PDf –2017.03.22_cbc_we_have_a_lot_to_lose_v5
The policy document was delivered to the White House before the meeting. The title of the policy document is CBC’s answer to a question President Trump posed repeatedly to African Americans while he was on the campaign trail.
During the meeting, the CBC Chairman called on President Trump to implement the short- and long-term solutions in the policy document, and mentioned that the comments about President Obama and inner city neighborhoods were offensive to African Americans. In addition, the CBC Chairman informed President Trump that the caucus needs to hear from key members of his cabinet (Attorney General Sessions as well as Secretaries Carson, DeVos and Price).
President Trump was joined by Vice President Mike Pence and his senior advisor, Omarosa Manigault. The tone of the meeting was serious.
“The answer to the question he posed during his campaign is this: we have a lot to lose. In fact, we’re beginning to lose a lot already under his Administration; the Republican repeal and replace bill, the proposed budget cuts, and the actions Attorney General Sessions is taking at DOJ are just a few of the many examples of that.”
Congressman Richmond added, “African Americans are offended by the divisive and destructive rhetoric we’ve seen from President Trump and his Administration and the policies and programs they’re promoting that hurt our communities. If this Administration is serious about creating a ‘New Deal for Black America,’ it has to support and strengthen programs that provide a pathway out of poverty, as well as programs that help Americans achieve the American Dream.Today, the CBC presented President Trump with ‘first 100 days’ and longer-term policy solutions for the African-American community and now the ball is in his court to implement them.”
According to the CBC leadership, the CBC presented President Trump with ‘first 100 days’ and longer-term policy solutions for the African-American community and now the ball is in his court to implement them.”
At the FAU we think that our $5T BlackFolksPlan is the answer for the 40M Americans who are decendent of Americas slavery and the 47M of us for face racism in the USA and today on his President Trumps 100th day in office we will present the plan to Exeutive Branch Offices and the US State Department as a unsolicted proposal. Then we will work with all through November 28th 2017 on the 10th Version. In this version we will ask for the buy in from CBC members and their allies.
Peace in the Hood; Jobs in the Hood; this time we leave no one behind.