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President Obama's Accomplishments for African American Communities

President Obama's Accomplishments for African American Communities

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Published by Barack Obama
President Obama is focused on creating jobs and restoring economic security for African Americans
and all Americans. He understands that too many African Americans have been hurt by a decade of
declining wages and unemployment and he’s fought for policies that give everyone a fair shot and the
opportunity to succeed. That’s why he’s pushing for job training and education reforms, ending health
disparities and cracking down on credit card and mortgage abuses by the biggest banks. He knows
that the American people live up to their responsibilities each and every day and it’s time that their
leaders in Washington live up to theirs.
President Obama is focused on creating jobs and restoring economic security for African Americans
and all Americans. He understands that too many African Americans have been hurt by a decade of
declining wages and unemployment and he’s fought for policies that give everyone a fair shot and the
opportunity to succeed. That’s why he’s pushing for job training and education reforms, ending health
disparities and cracking down on credit card and mortgage abuses by the biggest banks. He knows
that the American people live up to their responsibilities each and every day and it’s time that their
leaders in Washington live up to theirs.

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PAID FOR BY OBAMA FOR AMERICA 
THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S IMPACT ON THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY
President Obama is ocused on creating jobs and restoring economic security or Arican Americansand all Americans. He understands that too many Arican Americans have been hurt by a decade odeclining wages and unemployment and he’s ought or policies that give everyone a air shot and theopportunity to succeed. That’s why he’s pushing or job training and education reorms, ending healthdisparities and cracking down on credit card and mortgage abuses by the biggest banks. He knowsthat the American people live up to their responsibilities each and every day and it’s time that theirleaders in Washington live up to theirs.
 ECONOMIC ISSUES
Since his rst days in oce, President Obama has ought to restore the economic security that has beeneroding or America’s amilies or a decade.
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Through the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), the Obama administration helpedArican-American clients secure more than $929 million in contracts and nancing in 2009 and $2.4billion in 2010, that’s helped businesses create and save jobs or Arican Americans.
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When President Obama signed the Small Business Jobs Act o 2010 it put more capital into the handso minority-owned businesses, supporting more than $12 billion in small business lending.
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A 21 Percent share o Jobs Act loans went to minority-owned businesses, according to data rom theSmall Business Administration.
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President Obama established the interagency task orce on ederal contracting opportunities or smallbusinesses to help ensure that that minority-owned businesses have a air shot at securing work (doingwhat kind o work to improve the country and communities…)
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President Obama’s White House Business Council launched a series o Urban Entrepreneurship Forumsaimed at connecting local entrepreneurs to public and private resources to help them expand, grow andcreate jobs.
 
President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to get the economy movingagain, create jobs, and make historic investments in our country’s transportation inrastructure to benetArican Americans and all Americans.
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The Recovery Act that President Obama signed into law kept 1.4 million Arican Americans out o povertythrough tax credits, improvements in unemployment insurance, an increase in ood stamps, and relie orretirees, veterans, and people with disabilities. More than one billion dollars or job training and summer jobs programs or urban youth were provided through the Obama administration’s Recovery Act.
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The President’s Recovery Act allotted $1.25 billion in unding to help re-train the unemployed so theycould nd work.
 
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The Recovery Act provided $750 million in unding or specialized worker training in growing industries likeclean energy.
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$250 Million in Recovery Act unds were utilized to build and improve career training centers.
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The Recovery Act also provides earned income and child tax credits that will help an estimated 2.2 millionArican-American amilies and 4.7 million Arican-American children by allowing working Americans tokeep more o what they earn.
EDUCATION
President Obama has called education equality the “civil rights issue o our time” and has made it a priorityin his administration. He’s pushed or changes to improve our nation’s schools in order to put an outstandingeducation within reach o every American.
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The Recovery Act included $5 billion or early learning programs, such as Head Start, Early Head Start,child care, and programs or children with special needs.
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The Obama administration launched Race to the Top, an initiative that allows schools to compete or $4.35billion in ederal school improvement money ater they lit barriers to charter schools.
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Charter schools are an important investment, and currently educate 31 percent Arican-American students.President Obama has ocused on higher education opportunities beneting the Arican American community.
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President Obama’s policies will benet the signicant number o Arican-American students who apply orPell grants, by providing 820,000 more grants by 2020.
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46 Percent o Arican Americans in undergraduate programs received Pell grants—higher than any other group.
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The President also secured a $2.55 billion investment in HBCUs and minority-serving institutions across tenyears to ensure more Arican Americans have access to higher education.
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Loan Forgiveness and Income-Based Repayment Programs will help all students make school more aordable.
HEALTH CARE
President Obama pushed or and signed the Aordable Care Act, which improved access to health care orall Americans, because access to quality, aordable health care is at the very heart o a amily’s securityand well-being. The Aordable Care Act also provides ree access to preventive care or people with newinsurance plans.
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Expanded access to preventive care will reduce health disparities or 41 Million Arican Americans, by helpingto prevent and treat many diseases and conditions that aect Arican Americans at a higher death rate,such as: heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma, infuenza, diabetes and HIV/AIDS.
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Under the Act, nearly a quarter o Arican Americans will no longer be denied access to health insurancebecause o pre-existing conditions.
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The Aordable Care Act raises Medicaid eligibility, giving our million more Arican Americans access tohealth insurance coverage.
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President Obama’s agenda provides $11 billion or inrastructure enhancements to community healthcenters, which will allow them to provide access and treatment to 40 million patients by 2019.

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