Exclusive Dreadmonger report:
Waters and the rest of the Congressional Black Caucus have organized the March On Martha’s, designed to get the attention of President Obama as he vacations with his family on Martha’s Vineyard.
“There is a growing frustration in this country and in minority communities because the unemployment rates are so high,” Waters said. She went on say that the increasing wealth gap between blacks and whites is “creating frustration and yes, some anger” within the black community.
“The Congressional Black Caucus loves the president, too. We’re supportive of the president, but we’re getting tired. We’re getting tired. The unemployment is unconscionable. We don’t know what the strategy is. We don’t know why on this trip that he’s in the United States now, he’s not in any black community,” Congresswoman Waters said.
The March on Martha’s will begin in Falmouth Harbor where marchers will meet at the pier. After crossing the Nantucket channel on local ferries, marchers will convene for a rally in front of the Beetlebug Coffee House in Vineyard Haven. The coffeehouse, a local mainstay, is known to be frequented by the Obamas during their many visits to Martha’s Vineyard in recent years. The Beetlebug, which also operates a tony, laid back line of clothing, has designed shirts to commemorate the march which will be provided free of charge to all marchers.
Cornell Archers, proprietor of The Beetlebug, told Dreadmonger, “We are proud to provide t-shirts to the marchers and we also plan to have trays of our homemade blueberry scones along with fresh free market coffee available for them. We see this as an opportunity to ‘Meet and Greet’ with marchers and locals alike enjoying a relaxing, fun, and funky day in the sun.”
Dreadmonger will provide updates as plans for the march progress.
- Maxine Waters Says Congressional Black Caucus “Getting Tired” Of Covering For Obama (businessinsider.com)
- Maxine Waters to Obama: Pay more attention to blacks – Los Angeles Times (news.google.com)
- Waters: Some black lawmakers are hesitant to criticize Obama (cnn.com)