The Congressional Black Caucus is currently on a 5-city tour, holding job fairs and town hall gatherings.
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.: “It’s time for us to step up and note that our communities are not being dealt with and to make sure this administration understands that we cannot continue to go on this way. That while this devastating unemployment is in our communities, we cannot be quiet. We’ve got to speak up. We’re being challenged; the Black Caucus is being challenged, and [the public] is asking us what we’re doing, if we are speaking up, if we are in communication with the president. And so we have decided that not only are we going to remind the administration about the devastation and the pain that we are experiencing, but we want to be a part of helping to develop the solution.”