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January 24, 2012

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Comments on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

NEW YORK (January 24, 2012)—“President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address was bold, audacious and definitely necessary during this astringent time. His speech was good for the healing of the nation.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is now the poster boy for the need for comprehensive tax-reform and tax fairness. 

The same will used to rebuild Iraq and Europe after World War II must be applied here today, at home in the United States.  The question is often asked, “Can we afford it?”  But we cannot afford not to. Investment and equal access to opportunity are keys to growth. When there is growth we all win."

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition is a   progressive organization protecting, defending and expanding civil rights to improve economic and educational opportunity. The organization is headquartered at 930 E. 50th St. in Chicago. For more information about the RainbowPUSH Coalition, please visit the organization’s website,, or telephone (773) 373-3366.