“Common-sense improvements” to the voting process? Obama needs to use another word, because every time he uses this, you know it is going to be as far from actual common sense as you can get.
President Obama dropped in on a meeting with African American leaders at the White House Thursday to discuss his “plan to strengthen the economy for the middle class and continue to build ladders of opportunity for those striving to get there,” the White House said.
Among the attendees were the Rev. Al Sharpton, NAACP president Ben Jealous, and Avis Jones-DeWeever, executive director of the National Council of Negro Women.
Here is the full readout from the White House:
The President met with African American leaders yesterday in the Roosevelt Room at the White House to continue their dialogue on his plan to strengthen the economy for the middle class and continue to build ladders of opportunity for those striving to get there.
The President reiterated his commitment to supporting policies that will directly impact those hardest hit by the economic crisis by making sure that America is a magnet for jobs, increasing access to job training programs, partnering with high-poverty communities to help them rebuild, and encouraging companies to invest in disadvantaged neighborhoods.The president also reiterated his call to reform education by expanding universal pre-K for every child as a way to significantly decrease the achievement gap.
The president and the leaders expressed a shared concern about the need to implement common-sense improvements to the voting process because our democracy works best when every American eligible to vote has the opportunity to cast their ballot and make their voices heard.