- Category: News
19 May 2011
- Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
President Obama and the CBC discussed myriad issues, but jobs were the primary focus, including ways to address the conditions of the long term unemployed.
President Obama heard CBC members express the importance of immediately identifying resources available for investment for critical programs that serve vulnerable communities. The Caucus proposed the idea of youth jobs through aid and clean-up of the recent tornado and flood ravished areas.
President Obama expressed his commitment to short and long term strategies to ensure economic growth thereby creating a more prosperous America, and he assured the Caucus of its critical role as a partner in addressing the economic challenges.
The goal, said President Obama, is to create a robust economy that will generate jobs for those in the African-American community and for all Americans.