Archive for Friday, December 9, 2011

Lawrence state Rep. Ballard leads National Black Caucus of State Legislators meeting in Chicago

December 9, 2011


Rep. Barbara Ballard

Rep. Barbara Ballard

Creating jobs and improving the economy were major themes that emerged Friday during a conference led by state Rep. Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence.

“Putting our citizens back to work is paramount to the vitality of this country,” said Ballard, president of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.

The NBCSL was hosting its annual meeting in Chicago.

“In addition to helping Americans get back to work, Congress needs to reach an agreement to extend unemployment benefits and prevent more Americans from slipping into poverty,” Ballard said.

The NBCSL includes more than 600 African-American legislators from across the country.


Bob Forer 6 years, 5 months ago

Can anyone point to anything that Barbara Ballard has done for her constituents in the many years she has been in office besides look pretty.

Brock Masters 6 years, 5 months ago

Why does she belong to an organization whose membership requirements are race based? Why do we have tolerance for organizations that discriminate based on race?

If we are to have a truly color-blind society it must be universal and not selective.

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