People For the American Way

African American Ministers In Action Join with White House to Promote Jobs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 19, 2011

Contact: Miranda Blue or Justin Greenberg at People For the American Way

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Members of People For the American Way’s African American Ministers In Action (AAMIA) were joined by White House officials on a telebriefing yesterday
to discuss the administration’s efforts to create jobs and strengthen the American economy.

“Creating jobs for unemployed and underemployed men and women across the country is perhaps the most important issue facing the nation today,” said
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi, the program’s director. “We applaud the efforts that President Obama has taken, and we’re committed to supporting
common sense solutions like the American Jobs Act. For many members of the African American community, the bad economy started long before the fall of
2008. We need real solutions that help address long term unemployment, strengthen the economy and create opportunities for all individuals.

“On behalf of members of AAMIA across the country, I’m grateful for the leadership of President Obama and dedicated to supporting legislation in
Congress that can make a real difference in the lives of millions of families.”