October 16, 2014
The 2014 Elections: What’s at Stake for African Americans
Thirty-six seats are being contested, and Republicans need only six gains to win a majority.
The stakes are extraordinarily high for the nation. But for African Americans in particular, the outcome of the midterm elections next month may not only be a game changer, but also a game ender.
First off, Republicans consistently oppose civil rights legislation. A GOP majority in the Senate would also likely put in jeopardy measures that help moderate and low-income Americans, including one essential initiative: an increase in the national minimum wage.
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