Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown met with the United Pastors in Mission (UPM) to help them understand the conditions of America and its impact and decisions on Ohio and Greater Cleveland. He discussed various issues regarding the problems of lack of appropriate Health Care, too large incarceration rates among black and brown people and the need reform the prison system and other criminal justice issues that are both impacting and effecting the poor.
Pastors from across the city wanted the Senator to call for hearings in the US Senate to talk about the above issues of injustice and need for help to remain a productive community. They encouraged him to stay the course in times of adversity. He shared with UPM his political message around the “Dignity of Work” that the working class respects.
Senator Brown stressed the link to the black community with the Democratic Party now considering two strong African American candidates (Kamala Harris and Cory Booker) who may become the next president in a time when the middle-class is under attack. He explained that tax cuts by the present presidential administration, and giving billionaires and corporations more enhances the wealthy plight at the expense of the poor. He further explained that the new concept of true populist style is grossly over-rated and has hurt and demonized, as well as, divided America.
The pastors applauded Senator Brown for his courage and work in the US Senate and encouraged him to continue representing the people of Ohio and Greater Cleveland in the grand and noble fashion he has done for so many years.