Statement of CBCF President Shuanise Washington on State of the Union Address

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CBCF leadership urges lawmakers to ensure deficit reductions do not affect key social programs.

"The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation urges our nation's leaders to work together to ensure that deficit reductions are not made at the expense of the very programs which will eliminate health disparities and ensure quality of health care, education and job training. As our economy recovers, millions of African Americans continue to suffer disproportionately from unemployment and underemployment -- a trend that can be reversed through the infusion of funding, not sequestration, for education programs that prepare our children from Pre-K through college to compete globally in emerging industries in science and technology; and adult vocational programs that retrain millions so that they may gain sustainable employment in sectors that are driving our country's economy.

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation will continue its efforts to support communities nationwide by developing research and programs to eradicate the social, economic, health and educational disparities that plague African Americans and other underserved populations."

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., was established in 1976 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit, public policy, research and education institute to help improve the socioeconomic circumstances of African Americans and other underserved communities

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