Rep. Cedric Richmond
United States Congress
2nd Congressional District, Louisiana
Over the course of the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald J. Trump posed one question to the African-American community time and time again: “What do you have to lose?” In fact, African Americans have a lot to lose under a Trump administration, as demonstrated by his personnel decisions, budget blueprint, and stated policy agenda. From appointing an attorney general with a hostile record on issues of justice, equality, and civil rights, to proposing massive cuts to programs of critical importance to the most vulnerable in our communities, this president has made it clear that he intends to roll back the progress we have made in recent years, particularly under the leadership Barack Obama, our nation’s first Black president.
But we are not going back.