Raleigh, N.C. - Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair of the Democratic National Committee, sat down yesterday for a spirited listening session with members of North Carolina's African American community leadership.
"America is at a crossroads," the Chairwoman said, "the contrast in the direction that we could go in has never been more clear." The Chairwoman discussed a wide range of topics with a group of thirty of the President's supporters from all over North Carolina. "We are going to do everything we can to fight for the southern states. I want us to get organized now. We have our OFA staff here. We have so much that we need to do."
With unemployment in the African American community standing at 16.6% the group expressed many concerns, but the Chairwoman won the hearts of everyone in the room. "I think it was a good first step. It was very motivational," said Reverend Melvin W. a community leader from Durham.
DNC member Everett Ward from Raleigh added, "We have in Debbie a fighter. She clearly articulated what the President's concerns are. We are very pleased about this session. All of us walked away with a stronger commitment to help reelect the President."
Minnie F. a supporter from Durham ended the lively forum by saying "We have got to be the ones to do this. We have got to be the ones to tell the story."!-x->