Apr 082012
 
April 2012 Coalition Power Breakfast – Kenneth Williams-Bennett
COAL hosted Mr. Ken Williams-Bennett at its April 7, 2012 Coalition Power Breakfast. Mr. Bennett, Regional Representative for the US Department of Labor, provides oversight for a nine-state region which includes Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky, and has been a key member of President Obama’s team for several years. Mr. Williams-Bennett provided insight into President Obama’s determination in becoming President while serving in the Illinois Senate. He added that President Obama believed early on that the promise of a better future relies on leadership.  He then spoke to President Obama’s agenda, including his efforts to continue to bring down high unemployment, assist small businesses; focus on training and re-training, and the Transportation Bill that would fund the repair of highways and bridges. as well as other construction projects. Mr. Williams-Bennett stated that the President strongly believes in the effort to strengthen communities and recognized the role that organizations such as COAL must play in this.Mr. Williams-Bennett also discussed how Congress was blocking the majority of the President’s agenda and that the President was making progress in spite of this. (Senator Burris was even more vocal in emphasizing the obstructionist ways of the current Congress). Both agreed that we must re-elect President Obama to ensure that Country continues to move forward.Mr. Williams-Bennett provided a document of available grant funds that may be of interest to individuals and businesses.Mr. Williams-Bennett state how impressed he was with COAL’s mission to use its collective strengths to improve the African American community.
Mr. Kenneth Williams-Bennett provided contact information:
Questions of a political nature:
Phone Number: (312) 355-4591
Email address: [email protected]
Questions that are not related to politics:
Private Phone number: (312) 399-5370
Email address: [email protected]
A few pictures from the Breakfast:

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