Americans Looking for New Representation in Washington|
WASHINGTON, DC - Timothy F.
Johnson, Chairman and Founder of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, today led
the charge for new representation in leadership and an end to a continual cycle
of black candidates who fail to fulfill their promises to constituents and
uphold their oath of office.
"Serving in Congress is not a
right," Timothy Johnson said. "It is a privilege granted by the people - not
special interest groups. Like other incumbents, members of the Congressional
Black Caucus are not exempt from being purged from the ranks this November."
Several black Democrats face ethics
violations and criminal charges and remain under investigation.
Representatives Sanford Bishop and
Eddie Bernice Johnson both awarded coveted Congressional Black Caucus scholarships
to family members. A House panel is preparing to accuse California
Congresswoman Maxine Waters of at least one ethics violation in her efforts to
help a bank with ties to her husband.
After serving in Congress for forty
years, Charlie Rangel faces 13 ethics violations for various violations,
including failure to report rental income and mismanagement of Congressional
staff and resources. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. faces personal and
political allegations, including an affair with a DC nightclub mistress and new
evidence linking him to Rod Blagojevich's plan to sell President Obama's U.S.
"These members of Congress are
truly corrupt, and their time in Washington is up. We've had enough of these
criminals who are embarrassing our communities and we can no longer allow them
"Each of these members of Congress
face strong opposition this November. Not only are we supporting their
Republican opponents, we are beginning 40 days of prayer leading up to election
day, beginning today, September 23. I call on all Christians across the country
to join us in removing these criminals from office and ushering in a new wave
of representation for blacks in Washington."
For each day's prayer, please visit
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