NAACP President Raoul Cunningham http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Social Justice Groups Join White House to Avoid Fiscal Cliff http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-social-justice-groups-join-white-house-avoid-fiscal-cliff <p>A delegation of activists representing several social justice groups in Kentucky visited the White House on Wednesday for a meeting on how to avoid the fiscal cliff.</p><p>The discussion was hosted by President <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ope/staff/jon-carson-archive">Obama’s director of public engagement</a>, and was organized to build support for his plan that includes raising taxes on the wealthy. Leaders from the Louisville NAACP, Fairness Campaign and Planned Parenthood of Kentucky attended the session, along with a delegation from Tennessee.</p><p>ACLU of Kentucky Executive Director Michael Aldridge also attended the meeting. He says going over the fiscal cliff will not only hurt the economy, but would set back civil liberties issues as well.</p><p>"When Congress is preoccupied with having to tend these budgetary concerns they’re not taking up a lot of civil liberties issues that we would like them to be focusing on such as immigration reform, which the Obama administration has stressed they’re going to be taking up in the second term," he says. "They’re not going to be able to move forward until they get their fiscal house in order."</p><p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 21:28:42 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2828 at http://wfpl.org