September 27, 2008 in Washington DC Barack Obama accepts The Harold Washington Award.
Some who may view this video may not understand the significance of the Congressional Black Caucus, but it just may not be for you to understand. You don’t have to be Black to understand it, because there are many Blacks who just don’t get it either. I don’t want or need to take up space documenting its history or role in congress, because you can just visit their website to learn that.
In fact it doesn’t matter you race or gender if there isn’t true economic justice. It doesn’t matter what the color or gender of the candidate if you don’t have a home to live in, sufficient healthcare coverage, a job that provides the means for that home, gasoline to put in the car to get to that job or even a bank to put the two dollars you have left in after you filled up your gas tank. But let me not get started just yet.
I will say this, although John McCain clings to the belief that the fundamentals of the economy are strong, but fail to acknowledge that the fundamentals of this financial crisis are from the failed economic policies of the Bush Administration and the deregulations that he has endorsed and praised for by Mitt Romney as recent as the RNC Convention.
Now McCain wants everyone to believe that he’s for change. Dude, change is not a catchy political slogan. Change is action. Change is how you will hear Barack Obama explain “in your heart”. Change comes from the efforts of organizations like the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and the Congressional Caucus for Women Issues, it’s not just Democrats, but Republicans too who truly understand what has to change. In this election the change we need is clear, but the question is will we all have the courage to stand for change or be lead to by fear once again.
See I wasn’t even trying to go there. I just wanted to say listen to this speech and save this for tomorrow. Oh Well, check this speech out and register someone to vote today. (1.866.MyVote1 I will make it easier for you 1.866.698.6831)
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