Continuing the outreach we began last week, we’ll complete this cycle of outreach to the African-American/civil rights community on Thursday. While reaction from our membership to this outreach has been positive, we had a few members drop off. We can easily guess why. Just to be clear, there is no racial divide here or within the group. There is however a far higher percentage (almost double) of black Americans suffering from the injustice of employment credit checks. While we fully support this segment of our membership as evidenced by our two week outreach, we also question why more isn’t being done within this segment of the population at-large and within our membership group. If black America isn’t “pissed off” and outraged by employment credit checks then who will be?
Again, we appeal to our membership for members of the minority community to step-up and volunteer to lead this effort as an ongoing fight on a weekly basis. We can’t do it all from this end, we have open chairs at the table, pull one up and get involved! We’ve just scratched the surface of what needs to be done. This segment of the fight needs to be conducted every single day with passion and perseverance just like our outreach efforts at large. Step-up, let’s organize, let’s demonstrate some anger and passion for our cause . . . most especially when more than 60 percent of black America is locked out of the workplace via employment credit checks. If you don’t fight who will?