Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Frederick Douglass Foundation Applauds Conservative African American Candidates for Securing Victories in State Legislative and Municipal Races

November 04, 2010
Media Contact: Alesha Martin
(888)698-9571 ext. 125 or

The Frederick Douglass Foundation would like to acknowledge the accomplishments of Black candidates who were successful in State Legislative and Municipal races.

State Legislative Office

Stefani Carter TX-102
James White TX-12

Dempsey Miller NC-99 (Soil and Water in Mecklenburg county)

Municipal Office
Ed Motley IL-Edgar County Sheriff
Justice Bob Young MI- Michigan Supreme Court

The Frederick Douglass Foundation congratulates both Tim Scott (SC-01) and Allen West (FL-22); two Black Republicans candidates who were successful in winning seats in Congress. As we are especially enthusiastic as this election made history with Florida electing its first Black Lieutenant Governor, Jennifer Carroll. Mrs. Carroll is one of only two Black females to ever hold the position in the nation.

Dr. Timothy F. Johnson, Founder and Chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation states; "We are pleased with the amount of Black activism we experienced in this mid-term election. As we are proud of all who took initiative this election season and encourage those individuals whose victories evaded them to never give up. As Churchill once stated;

"...Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."

"The Frederick Douglas Foundation, while excited during this period of transition, is not resting. Our goals are already being formatted and implemented for 2011 and 2012. Once again, congratulations to all the victories across the nation."

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