Black Voice for Trump

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Summary: 

Jobs & Opportunities:

  • Over 1.4 million more Black Americans have found a job since President Trump’s election
  • Black poverty reached a historic low
  • President Trump designated 8,760 Opportunity Zones that are projected to spur $100 billion in private investment in minority communities
  • The Trump administration established a fund to deploy $1 billion in capital funding for minority-owned businesses through the Commerce Department
  • The Black poverty rate is now at its lowest level in history
  • Provided more than $500 million in loans to HBCUs through the Capital Financing Program
  • Worked with HBCUs to protect $80 million in Title III carryover funding
  • Signed the FUTURE Act into law, which permanently funds HBCUs and simplifies the FAFSA application

Education:

  • President Trump’s 2020 budget called for $500 million in federal funding for school choice, and in 2018 he signed legislation increasing school choice funding by $42 million
  • His Administration proposed the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act

Criminal Justice:

  • 90 percent of those who have had their sentences reduced are Black Americans
  • FIRST STEP ACT shortens mandatory minimum sentence for nonviolent drug crimes
  • The law allows offenders sentenced under racially motivated mandatory minimums to petition for revaluation
  • President Trump launched the “Ready to Work” Initiative, which helps released prisoners gain meaningful employment
  • President Trump has proposed the Second Step Act to partner with corporate America to create opportunities for former prisoners to rejoin society
Date: 
Saturday, July 4, 2020