Thursday, September 15, 2011

African-Americans Support President Obama and Save Yourself and Your Children!

Many African-Americans who voted in 2008 didn’t vote during the 2010 midterm elections. Our failure to vote in 2010 has made it very difficult for President Obama to lead and govern after the Republican gained control of the House of Representatives.

President Obama is currently working very hard to improve the economy including the unemployment crisis in African-American communities. In order to achieve his objective of reducing the unemployment rate he needs to have Congress approve “The American Job Act Bill.”

Once again Congressional Republicans don’t appear to be interested in putting the economic welfare of this nation and millions of it citizens before their political party. Instead of passing "The American Job Act"  they are voicing political talking points. According to the Party of NO "the job bill" is Obama's way of getting another stimulus package passed.  Many of them will not even refer to the bill as "The American Job Act Bill."

In order to work around the dysfunctional political process President Obama has reminded us that we are the change that we seek. In order to change and correct the toxic political climate he has requested that voters contact their congressional representatives and tell them to pass “The American Job Act Bill.”

Find your Senators and House Representative Congressman  and telephone, email, and/or use available internet sources to answer President Obama’s call to action.

The's I-Report platform is an excellent tool to use to tell congressional leaders and your own representatives to pass "The American Job Act Bill." Posting I-Reports will allowed you to join in the political discourse, silence the Republicans opposition, and support President Obama.

Citizen journalists are allowed to post pictures, stories, and videos on Please join me and become a CNN I-Reporter. Your work will be reviewed and if selected and vetted it will appear on CNN’s platform including CNN network programs.

Fifteen of my I-Reports have been vetted and featured on CNN including one posted on July 29, 2011, titled “Urgent Message to Congressional Democrats”.

African-Americans like other races can’t control what other people say or their actions but we can do our part to determine our own fate and destiny. We can make this country a better place for us,our children, and our grand children. Starting today we can make a commitment to work tirelessly to reelect President Barack Obama in 2012.

On November 6, 2012, we can change the political landscape again by voting in record numbers for President Obama and democratic congressional candidates. By voting for democratic congressional candidates (excluding Blue Dogs Democrats) we can regain a majority in the House of Representatives and gain a larger majority in the Senate. Increasing a democratic presence in Congress will help us and help President Obama fulfill his vision of equality and justice for all Americans.

Vera Richardson Author of  Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

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