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Representative Dwight Evans

Representing the 2nd District of Pennsylvania
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Evans Priorities Middle Neighborhoods, School Rehabilitation and Food Insecurity Included in Congressional Black Caucus Solutions

March 22, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C -- Today, members of the Executive Committee of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) met with President Trump at the White House to discuss the key issues plaguing the African American community.

During the meeting Chairman Cedric Richmond, Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn and the CBC Executive Committee delivered a CBC-authored, 130-page policy document titled, “We Have A Lot To Lose: Solutions to Advance Black Families in the 21st Century” which includes detailed African-American history, CBC history, 21st century policy solutions for African-American families, and also highlights, Middle Neighborhoods, School Rehabilitation and Food Insecurity as main priorities for the CBC policy agenda and solutions.

“Members of the CBC sat down with the President to give our specific response to a prolonged struggle,” Congressman Evans said. “Since the day I arrived in Congress on November 14, 2016, I knew I had to enact a strategy that would create an agenda that prioritizes America’s Middle Neighborhoods. Today, I am proud to say that the first step of our process has been put into action. Members of our Executive Committee have made it clear to the President that in order to help America’s Middle Neighborhoods, neighborhoods on the verge of growth and decline, we need to act and tackle issues such as food insecurity and increased investments in school rehabilitation and infrastructure.”

When speaking to the African American community at a rally in Philadelphia over the summer President Trump asked, “What do you have to lose?”

“What don’t we have to lose,” Evans said, “health care, affordable housing, education programs for our kids, food nutrition programs, the list goes on and on. African American families stand to lose even greater access to the resources that give us a chance to get ahead. As my role model Frederick Douglass once said, ‘if there is no struggle, there is no progress.’ We have been down this road before but we will continue to make our opinions known and have the chorus of our voices heard.” 

 

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Media Contact: Becca Brukman, 202-225-4001, Becca.Brukman@mail.house.gov

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