Statement from Rev. Al Sharpton after meeting with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and eleven other heads of organizations about the fiscal cliffNovember 18, 2012 // 0 Comments
Rev. Al Sharpton and NAACP President was among those who met with President Obama on Friday (11-16-12) regarding the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ crisis
“If negotiations cannot stop the spending cuts across-the-board, African-Americans, Latinos and poor people are the ones who will go over a cliff. The wealthy will only have a downward slide on an exalted slope. The difference between the fiscal cliff and the exalted slope arises from how one is defined by class, income, and race in this country. We intend to rally through radio, television, our chapters around the country, thousands of churches starting this Sunday, and in any other public conduit we have, to communicate to Congress the need to make an agreement that protects our community and serves the Nation. This is why people stood in line for hours all over America to vote for a change, and we are confident that President Obama will stand with them. The Congress must join with them across party lines.”
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