A very bold and established organization is attempting to united the North Texas African/Black American conservatives.
I realize more than most the short amount of both time and money any of us have to devote to any cause that does not show an immediate return on investment. But, the numbers are compelling:
The plight of the black community under President Obama has by most measures worsened since he took office:
• The median annual income of black families fell by 11.1 percent over the past three years, about double the decline for white families, and the black poverty rate is now up to nearly 28 percent, up 2 percent from 2009. The black unemployment rate is at 14 percent nationally, but even higher in Southern states
, where most blacks live.
• Urban inner cores in Chicago
, and other big cities have seen unusual mob lawlessness involving black youth – a sign of disaffection and decoupling of blacks from the national economy and the nation as a whole, suggests Ms. Swain at Vanderbilt.
Let's stop sitting around simply complaining that the Republicans are failing to reach out to African/Black Americans.
I ask that you do take a moment to read the forwarded message to follow and contact me directly if you or someone you know may be interested in participating in the soon to be established North Texas Chapter of the Texas Federation for Republican Outreach:
On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 4:27 PM, a href="http://webmailb.netzero.net/webmail/new/21?folder=Junk%20Mail&msgNum=0000um00:001GW7ca00001QKk&count=1350585930&randid=23940105&attachId=0&isUnDisplayableMail=yes&blockImages=0&randid=23940105#">BillCalhoun11@aol.com> wrote:
Just a brief note to let you know where we are.
These indeed are busy times. Our members are busy helping our national ticket and local and state Republican candidates achieve a great victory in November.
However, we are also preparing them to be "the light" in the aftermath of that victory.
There is no doubt in my mind that many in the black community will be disillusioned and disappointed when Gov Romney wins.
My job is to help our members understand this moment and to be ready for it.
We as black conservatives have an obligation and an opportunity to walk into the confusion with consolation. We can be the that voice of consolation in their world of despair. We can assure them that our party's success will mean success for the nation and success for all the nation's citizens and that includes them.
Already we are fanning out across the state to launch our campaign to conservative African America voters:
"Come Home in 2012-Vote Republican"
The campaign targets certain counties and districts. Among our messengers will be state legislators like Rep James White, Stefani Carter and Scott Turner; College Republican leaders like Reginald Grant and party leaders like SD 13 Chairman, Mona Lisa Chambers.
I will be heading to Corpus this weekend to speak before a TEA party rally. Yesterday, I appeared on a very popular community affairs show called Crossroads which airs on ABC 13 here in Houston at 11 am on this coming Sunday. I debated Democrat Senator Rodney Ellis. I loved it!
Tonight, Mona Lisa and I will debate the Harris County Democrat Party Chairman and another officer at Texas Southern University. Next Tuesday, Reginald Grant and I appear on a voter empowerment panel summit at TSU where they are expecting a couple hundred students.
We have identified a Regional Director to organize the North Texas Regional and I hope to announce who that is shortly.
Bottom line...were engaged.
This is a brief explanation of a few of the things we are doing. However, we need your help to urge members of the SREC and other grassroots activists to support our cause. I will share some ideas on how you can do that in another email.
Finally, please be assured we will get our re certification info up to you shortly...if I can catch a breather.
Founder of the Texas Federation for Republican Outreach
For more information, please visit: http://www.txfro.org/
R. Nachael Howell Foster
Attorney & Counselor