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There’s Officially A Congressional Caucus On Black Women And Girls

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A new, race-related caucus in Congress…with gender attached!

My response to this absurdity?  Here is a quote from Tom Tancredo that “Old Jim” shared as a comment on one of my past blog posts.  It is pretty clear!

“It is utterly hypocritical for Congress to extol the virtues of a color-blind society while officially sanctioning caucuses that are based solely on race. If we are serious about achieving the goal of a colorblind society, Congress should lead by example and end these divisive, race-based caucuses.”

Any questions?

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Three black women in congress made history on Tuesday when they announced the formation of the first and only Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls.

U.S. Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.), Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) and Yvette D. Clarke (D-N.Y.) confirmed the news in a press release issued by the U.S. House of Representatives. The release described the caucus as a group devoted to creating public policy that “eliminates significant barriers and disparities experienced by black women.”

The formation of the caucus marks a hugely significant moment for minority communities as it is the first of 430 registered congressional caucuses and member organizations that is specifically designed to make black women and girls a priority.

“Black women and girls are disproportionately affected by myriad [of] socioeconomic issues that diminish their quality of life and threaten the well-being of their families and communities,” Rep. Kelly said in a release obtained by The Huffington Post.

“The Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls gives black women a seat at the table for the crucial discussion on the policies that impact them while also providing a framework for creating opportunities and eliminating barriers to success for black women,” she added.

The caucus was inspired by Ifeoma Ike, the co-founder of Black and Brown People Vote, and a collective of six other women involved in the #SheWoke committee which is comprised of leading black women activists who consistently advocate for black women’s rights, including Ike, Nakisha M. Lewis, Tiffany D. Hightower, Shambulia Gadsden Sams, Sharisse Stancil-Ashford, Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever and Sharon Cooper.

Cooper said in the release that the elected officials who make up the chairs of the congressional caucus responded with urgency, and they are fully committed to the group’s mission.

“Black women deserve a voice in a policy making process that frequently minimizes, or altogether ignores the systemic challenges they face,” Rep. Watson Coleman said in the release. “This caucus will speak up for them.”

The launch reception of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls will be held on April 28 in Washington, D.C.

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  1. Old Jim March 24, 2016 at 7:02 am -  Reply

    Even more digusting…

    BLACK History Month

    If you got something people should recall …
    … it should be good enuff for that ‘regular’ history book!!

    United Negro Colleges

    Nat’l Association for Advancement of Colored People

    Black Entertainment TV Network

    Conglomeration of Chinese Students for the Advancement of Smarter Peoples…

    … yeah I made that up to show how stupid it is!!

  2. Angus Rangus March 24, 2016 at 7:07 am -  Reply

    tedcruz.org lists 25 Fed Programs similarly not something our Federal GOVT has any business wasting our money on that local GOVT can handle as they see fit:

    Eliminate the following Agencies, Bureaus, Commissions, and programs:

    Appalachian Regional Commission
    Climate Ready Water Utilities Initiative
    Climate Research Funding for the Office of Research and Development
    Climate Resilience Evaluation Awareness Tool
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Corporation for Public Broadcasting (privatize)
    Corporation for Travel Promotion
    Global Methane Initiative
    Green Infrastructure Program
    Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program
    Legal Services Corporation
    National Endowment for the Arts
    National Endowment for the Humanities
    New Starts Transit Program
    Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund
    Presidential Election Campaign Fund
    Regulation of CO2 Emissions from Power Plants and all Sources
    Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Vehicles
    Renewable Fuel Standard Federal Mandates
    Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
    Sugar Subsidies
    Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery
    UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
    UN Population Fund
    USDA Catfish Inspection Program

  3. Angus Rangus March 24, 2016 at 7:18 am -  Reply

    I would add:

    Every single Fed Dept providing ‘specific citizen welfare’ … that only ‘states’ are allowed to do by our US Constitution!

    DON’T ‘block grant’ except for the 2 year transitioning program needed for ‘states’ to hold special legislative sessions to determine IF they choose to continue…
    … and perhaps within their own…
    S I N G L E P A Y O R W E L F A R E

    Most every ‘state’ already uses ‘one stop’ admin of Medicaid/(s)CHIP / SNAP / TANF / HUD / etc….

    I think the 30 GOP governed states might eliminate 75% of the Fed programs…
    … and even Kaleefornya would eliminate 50% of Fed cost for such.

    GOV Moonbeam famously uddered he’d love to have Universal Medicare as The DONALD used to extol {before his handlers warned him that was The BERN’s ‘single payor’}… BUT…
    … even though his state was larger than any of the 12 Canadian Provinces offering their Universal GOVT HealthCare – or the nation of Canada outlining the general stuff each province should include!!

    WE CAN’T AFFORD IT!!

    Moonbeam’s second actual wise conclusion was … LIKE WE NEED MORE STONERS??

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