The Black Caucus of Palm Beach County Endorses Allen Ellison for US Congress
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL. – Allen Ellison, Democratic candidate for Florida’s 23rd Congressional District, today welcomed the endorsement by the Black Caucus of Palm Beach.
“It is with great pleasure to endorse Allen Ellison for his bid to the US House of Representatives to represent Florida’s 23rd Congressional District. He has shown a deep understanding of the issues and an unwavering commitment to enact federal legislation against police abuse; inequities in health care for people of color and he believes that it is essential to have voting rights protection legislation at the federal level. He will push for programs that relieve financial stress and those that increase access to economic opportunities starting is with student loan forgiveness, rental assistance, increased housing subsidies, financial support for child care and a complete overhaul of this credit based FICO system that has proven to be discriminatory and predatory with respect to black people and financially disadvantaged people. His ideas about government subsidized business incubators in black communities across the state along with business grants from the Small Business Administration specifically for black owned business within black community are inspiring. This would help create a strong economic base for Black people through Palm Beach County and across the state of Florida.” Stated Attorney Richard Ryles, President of the Black Caucus of Palm Beach.
“Coming from a black community, I know very well the struggles and the challenges that our people face on a day to day basis. In order to write policy or vote appropriately on legislation, one must have an intimate understanding of both the needs of the people and the policies that will affect them. I know both and that positions me to be the best person to implement the kinds of legislation that will have a positive impact in the Black community. This is a major reason that I am running for the United States Congress. Representation matters and right now, Governor Ron DeSantis literally just wiped out two Black Congressional Districts in the state of Florida. It is imperative that we have a voice in Congress.” Stated Ellison
ABOUT THE BLACK CAUCUS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
The caucus works to increase the number of Black leaders to elected office who will champion the needs and interests of the Black Community and increase the participation of Black Americans in the political process. Further, The caucus wants politicians representing Black communities to better address local concerns about better business opportunities, housing insecurity, inequities in health care, voting rights protection legislation reform, and the creation of a federal commission to study reparations.
“These concerns have been boiling over in Black voters’ minds for years. The African American community has historically received benign neglect from political parties and leaders despite its loyalty—and despite promises made to it. This Caucus was created to more effectively represent the interest of Black people of Palm Beach County and to hold parties accountable to our community.” Atty. Ryles said.
The Caucus includes all the people of the African diaspora who live in Palm Beach County, Florida—no matter their party affiliations—to address their concerns and to ensure politicians do the same. The caucus has over 100 members and are accepting new members from all backgrounds into the organization.