Bernie Sanders meets with the Congressional Black Caucus
Sen. Bernie Sanders met with the members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Thursday as he attempts to gain support from African American voters for his presidential campaign.
Sanders discussed his views on Criminal Justice reform, income inequality, and “the systemic problems facing minority communities,” according to an aide to a CBC member.
“We know Sanders gets it,” the aide said. “We know he understands the pressing issues facing African-Americans nationwide, but we needed to hear it from him directly.”
“Many CBC members appreciated this opportunity for Sanders to explain his vision for the country.” The aide added.
“If he’s serious about his candidacy, I expect that we’ll have many more productive meetings like this in the future.”
Many have suggested a "rift" between Bernie Sanders and the Black community as of late Sanders has been making strides in combating that belief. Several high profile African Americans have came out to exress support for the Vermont Senator including Dr. Cornel West and Hip Hop star Killer Mike.
On Thursday Bernie Sanders appeared along side Congressman Elijah Cummings to introduce new legislation aimed at combating price gouging of prescription medication by the pharmaceutical corporations. Congressman Cummings is leading member of the CBC.