Nov 062012



CHICAGO, Illinois, November 6, 2012

Four years ago, we elected, Barack Obama, the first African American President of the United States.  We were proud and excited and turnout was high.  Four years later, our energy is low because of a bad economy, unemployment, a rising cost of living, violence in our neighborhoods, failing public systems and so many other issues, we have to fight to keep our faith and hope that things can get better.

And while many of us still believe it won’t matter, we have to vote on Tuesday.

For four years, the people we put in office have been fighting about what kind of America we want to be.  Will we be a country that cares more for its companies than its people? Will we be a country with good jobs paying living wages, affordable housing in safe neighborhoods, decent health care and schools where our children learn? Or will we continue to be a country where the rich get richer, the poor continue to get poorer and the middle class disappears?

The voices saying that they want to take our country back want us to go back to a time where African Americans and other people of color did not have the same opportunities as everyone else, when we were not allowed full participation and our rights were limited.   We can’t afford to let that happen.

We must vote on Tuesday, November 6.   And we must tell everyone we know (who did not vote early) to vote.  And we need to make sure that people, who can’t get to the polling places, get there.  Too much is at stake!

The Coalition of African American Leaders (COAL) strongly urges each and every one of us to get out and Vote.
Please tell them that you matter!

We have to work together to make things better…


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