As Election Day approaches, here are the eye-opening facts regarding what President Obama has done for the African American Community:
When the President took office, the economy was shedding approximately 750,000 jobs a month and millions of families were unable to make ends meet. African Americans were hit especially hard by the recession, struggling with significant economic losses and near-record high levels of unemployment.
Today, private sector job growth has restarted. We’ve seen 31 straight months of private-sector job growth – totaling nearly 5.2 million private sector jobs. But there’s more work to be done, especially in the African American community.
Unemployment for the African American community is still too high – and that’s why the President continues to call for action to put folks back to work.
Since day one, President Obama has fought to restore the strength of middle class, protect the interests of the low-income families, and allow those hardest hit by the economy access to the American Dream.