AfroAmerica Network Endorses Bernie Sanders For US President

AfroAmerica Network Endorses Bernie Sanders For US President
Bernie Sanders addressing masses
Bernie Sanders addressing masses
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Feb29, 2016, Today, we, at AfroAmerica Network, have decided to endorse Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. We believe that Bernie Sanders, more than any other candidate has started a transformational movement. The “political revolution” to pull America from the grip of a few to the benefits of the many will reaffirm the greatness of America, continue the road started by President Barack Obama and solidify a nation for the people and by the people, not one controlled by special interests and big money; a Nation when the leaders speak for and represent the people, not the wealthy or special groups. We believe that it is only in such a nation that African

Americans, Blacks, Latinos, and other minorities will be heard and their issues, concerns, aspirations will be taken into account while crafting a new vision, effective policies, and a transformational national agenda for America.

In fact, the current American political environment where there is extraordinary concentration of income, wealth, and political power at the very top of the top is a danger, not only to American democracy and economy, but most importantly to the American middle class, and especially to the White middle class or poor, African Americans, Latinos and other minorities.

AfroAmerica Network had the choice between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, for the Democratic Primaries. But at the end, as we looked at the records, the choice became even clearer. The policies enacted by Presindet Clinton and in which Hillary Clinton played a key role, especially the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 and the The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, have destroyed minority communities and increased incarceration and overcrowding of prisons, mostly with males from African Americans and Latinos communities and other people of color.

 

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