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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina

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Adams Statement on the Congressional Black Caucus Meeting with President Trump

Mar 22, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the executive board of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) met with President Trump in the White House.

“President Trump has repeatedly tried to win the support of African Americans by asking ‘what do you have to lose?’. Today, the CBC answered that question- we stand to lose a lot. This is a crucial time for our communities and this President’s policies are causing more people to struggle,” said Congresswoman Adams.

“He has appointed outed bigots such as Steve Bannon and Jeff Sessions as his top advisors and made no efforts to address our concerns in the areas of voting rights, education, criminal-justice reform or economic justice. He obviously doesn’t have the right people advising him. That’s why today’s meeting was so important and why the CBC provided key objectives from our constituencies for the President.

“In short, African Americans stand to lose a lot under this administration. Following today’s meeting, we hope that the President hears our calls for action and changes course.”