Friday, January 15, 2016

Hillary Clinton Earns USBC Endorsement

January 15, 2016 11:45 AM

EXCLUSIVE: The U.S. Black Chambers Endorse Hillary Clinton

BE Politics has learned that the U.S. Black Chambers will endorse presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
The U.S. Black Chambers will endorse presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Ron Busby, president of the U.S. Black Chambers, will formally announce the endorsement at a rally in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, BE Politics has learned.

In comments obtained exclusively by BE Politics, Busby and Clinton explain why HRC is the best choice for black business.

Busby asserted that “in order for there to be a strong black America, there must be strong black businesses.” Citing the need for a candidate who would “expand access to capital, provide tax relief, and expand access to new markets for black business owners,” the U.S. Black Chambers president affirmed that Clinton was the best person for the job.

“We unequivocally believe Hillary Clinton is the candidate that has the best understanding of the economic challenges facing black business owners, and has forward thinking priorities to alleviate the economic conditions facing black Americans and black businesses.”
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Hillary Clinton Statement on Endorsement from U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.

Hillary Clinton released the following statement after earning the endorsement of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. The USBC is an association of more than 100 self-sustaining Black Chambers and small business associations nationwide and serves close to 250,000 small businesses.

“I am honored to have the support of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. which does important work supporting African-American entrepreneurs nationwide. They serve close to 250,000 small businesses, helping them with issues relating to professional development resources, business development, capital formation, government contracting and much more. That’s important, because black-owned businesses are a vital source of jobs and prosperity for Americans of all races and backgrounds.

“As President, I’ll make sure America’s small businesses – including black-owned small businesses – get more support.  I’ll fight to cut red tape, improve access to capital, provide tax relief and increase access to new markets around the world.  America works best when all its citizens get the chance to develop their talents and chase their dreams.  That’s what the U.S. Black Chambers strives every day to achieve.  I’m thrilled to join them in their fight for fairness and opportunity for African-American entrepreneurs and families.”

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