Transcript of "Can Black Americans learn from the Tea Party?"
Can Black Americans and our political leaders learn from Tea Party success? Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Tea Party Caucus (TPC) House of Representatives House of Representatives ▪ Founded in March 1971 ▪ Founded in July 2010 ▪ 2011 marks the CBC’s 40th Anniversary ▪ 2011 marks the TPC’s 1st Anniversary ▪ The CBC has 41 members ▪ The TPC has 60 members ▪ 40 of 41 CBC members are of the Democratic Party ▪ All TPC members are members of the Republican Party ▪ House Democrats have been the Majority Party in 28 of last 40 ▪ House Republicans have been the Majority Party 12 of the last years 40 years ▪ The CBC has one 1 member in House Democratic leadership ▪ The TPC has 3 members in House Republican leadership ▪ The CBC has four 4 ranking members of Full Committees in the ▪ The TPC has 1 chairman of a Full Committee in the House House ▪ Goals: The CBC goals are positively influencing the course of ▪ Goals: The TPC is dedicated to promoting what it considers events pertinent to African-Americans and others of similar fiscal responsibility, adherence to the movements experience and situation, and achieving greater equity for interpretation of the Constitution, and limited government. persons of African descent in the design and content of domestic and international programs and services.Accelerated & High As witnessed during the 2010 Democrat mid-term election shellacking and the recent debt ceiling debate, in theTea Party Impact last year, the Tea Party – through elected leadership – has quickly achieved high impact in the effort to thrust their interests into the national spotlight and make their goals and agenda a national policy priority.Moderate As witnessed by recently announced wealth disparities and the myriad other staggering disparities BlackBlack American Americans continue to experience, in the last 40 years, through elected leadership, Blacks have beenImpact moderately successful in the effort to thrust our interests into the national spotlight and make our goals and agenda a national policy priority. Can Black Americans and our political leaders learn from Tea Party success?
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