ICYMI: African-American Caucus: Sen. Burr Ad Misrepresents His Work For African-American Community



Following the release of a misleading ad from Sen. Richard Burr, the African-American Caucus of the North Carolina Democratic party issued the following response:



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

CONTACT: Jaymes Powell Jr., 919.402.6322


Senator Burr’s Ad Misrepresents His Work For African American Community


RALEIGH, N.C. – United States Senator Richard Burr is attempting to misrepresent his stance and record on higher education for North Carolinians. The African-American Caucus of the North Carolina Democratic Party (AAC-NCDP) notices attempts by Sen. Burr, using ads featuring Pastor Kirby Jones, to erase his true history. The AAC-NCDP, which endorses Deborah Ross for U.S. Senate, hopes all North Carolinians will be honest and truly reflective on Sen. Burr’s attempt to misrepresent his promoting education, or lack thereof.

The AAC-NCDP condemns such false advertisement on behalf of a man who has sought to strike so many African-Americans from the higher education:

“Senator Burr, like G.O.P. Presidential candidate Donald Trump, is attempting to mislead voters into believing he has been a champion of the African-American community. The opposite could not be more accurate. Richard Burr has always been about himself and his contributors – not North Carolina. Look at the record; during his more than 20-years in Washington, Sen. Burr has voted to cut early childhood education programs and even voted to slash Pell Grants that have helped countless North Carolina families, including students at HBCUs, afford a college education. People should expect more from their U.S. Senator,” AAC-NCDP President Linda Wilkins-Daniels said. “While Burr has been hurting our communities, Deborah Ross has been a champion of equal opportunity and civil rights for African-Americans and all North Carolinians for her entire career and will take that fight to Washington. It’s time for a change.”



The North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP) is the North Carolina affiliate of the Democratic Party. NCDP works to elect Democratic public officials, encourages North Carolinians to become involved in Democratic politics, and fights for equality, opportunity and prosperity for all North Carolinians.