Romney Names Black Leadership Council

Wednesday, 05 Sep 2012 10:55 AM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has set up a Black Leadership Council to reach out to the African American community.

The council is headed by Reps. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Allen West, R-Fla., and Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll.

“I am proud to have the endorsements of so many leaders in the black community,” Romney said in a statement. “They know all too well that the economic downturn that has continued to hammer our country has been even more devastating for black Americans. Together, we will work to end that downturn, and we will not rest until all Americans have the jobs they need, the quality education they are owed, and the opportunities they deserve.”

Scott noted that many Black Americans across the country cheered when Barack Obama was elected president and that his election was a “great moment for civil rights, one that reflected the best of this country.”

“But we judge President Obama by his policies, not his promises,” he added. “Those policies have been a disappointment. Black Americans are falling into poverty at an alarming rate, and unemployment rates are rising. We need a leader in the White House who knows how to turn this economy around. Mitt Romney has a plan to do just that, and we need him now more than ever.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

San Francisco Passes 'Retail Workers Bill of Rights'

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 16:18 PM

Retail workers in San Francisco now have stronger protection from companies changing their work schedules on short notic . . .

Snow and Rain Delay Thanksgiving Travelers

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 16:02 PM

A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksg . . .

FAA: Pilot Close Calls With Drones Growing Rapidly

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 14:15 PM

Close calls of drones flying near airplanes and crowds in the U.S. have surged this year to more than 40 a month, accord . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved