The Lawn Jockey Awards: Holding the Congressional Black Caucus accountable
Cross-posted from Brave New Films Blog.
These events that hold the government publicly accountable are not only [sadly] entertaining, but they are fundamental to the success & survival of representative democracy. This political age is too familiar with politicians who thumb their noses at the people they represent, caring only about a small,
influential rich subset of their constituency.
The Congressional Black Caucus is just as guilty of this as any other subset of the legislature. However, given the general lack of attention afforded to Black issues in media and government, this adversely the Black folks the caucus represents even further.
I'd like to see "awards" like this given out for every caucus within the Congress. It's time to start getting politicians to put their votes where their rhetoric is. Too often these two do not align.
One Love. One II.
P.S. Can I vote for Carolyn Cheeks-Kilpatrick?