Black, Latino Groups: It’s Our Turn, Mr. President

After African-American and Latino voters turned out in record numbers to reelect President Obama, leaders for both groups are turning up the pressure on him to return the favor.

They say that minorities, who put aside their disappointments with Obama’s first term to support him again, now expect the president to spend his political capital on policies that will help their communities begin to recover from the recession. In the post-election euphoria, some leaders claim, certain voters are saying, “It’s our turn.”

“I hear that everywhere I go,” says Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., outgoing chairman of the Congressional Black

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2012/12/07/166573082/black-latino-groups-its-our-turn-mr-president

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