The Obama campaign in Virginia will officially launch African Americans for Obama on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.
Obama for Virginia events will include an African American women’s roundtable in Alexandria, beauty salon and barber shop outreach in Richmond and a Danville community meeting. Hampton Roads area supporters will hold a policy roundtable in Hampton, followed by an event that evening in Norfolk with members of the community, as wellas, students and fraternities and sororities.
Nationally, the Obama campaign as unveiled a website www.barackobama.com/African-americans with resources and information on the president’s accomplishments for African Amercian families. The campaign has held HBCU Summits on campuses across the country in February. Volunteers in Virginia have been engaging African American supporters though grassroots phonebanks, house parties and voter registration drives since the launch of the campaign last April.
If you would like to attend one of the African American for Obama launch events on Tuesday, please visit www.va.barackobama.com or check twitter @OFA_VA for updates.
President Obama seeks a 2nd term as president and to discuss his accomplishments with me the last three years is US Congressman (D-Maryland) Elijah E. Cummings.
Elijah E. Cummings represents, 7th District, Maryland. Congressman Cummings was first elected to Congress in 1996. He currently serves as the highest ranking Democrat on the house Committee of Oversight and Government Reform and is senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. He is a former Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Congressman Cummings mentioned during our discussion that President Obama is deserving of a 2nd term because “when he came in we were losing 760,00 a month and President Obama has turned this around. We have added in over two years close to four million jobs.”
He said “President Obama has invested tremendously in Healthcare Reform”. Congressman Cummings said lack of healthcare is the number issue in the African American community. ‘African Americans are dying and suffering needlessly because they don’t have health insurance” said Congressman Cummings.
Cummings said President Obama needs another four years to complete what he has already begun with healthcare reform, low-interest student loans, HBCU’s support and job creation.
Here is my interview in its entirety with U.S. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings