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Dr. Alveda King Commends the California Civil Rights Foundation for Clarifying the Agendas of Herman Cain's Critics

Contact: Walter B. Hoye II, California Civil Rights Foundation, 510-225-4056

UNION CITY, Calif., Oct. 26, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Civil Rights activist Dr. Alveda King commends the California Civil Rights Foundation for bringing clarity in the case of certain charges against Mr. Herman Cain, candidate for President of the United States.

In response to charges that Mr. Cain "sat out during the Civil Rights movement," Walter B. Hoye II, President and Founder of the California Civil Rights Foundation, a 21st century Civil Rights Organization notes that Mr. Cain was a teenager at the time. With some exceptions, parents advised their children to commit to their studies rather than to take to the streets. Such was the case with Herman Cain whose father directed him to focus on school and to excel in his studies.

"By obeying and honoring his father, Mr. Cain was being prepared for 21st Century leadership," says Hoye.

Alveda King in turn notes that while many Civil Rights leaders from the 20th century claim to be followers of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Black leaders like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Joseph Lowery and the Congressional Black Caucus have not produced results in advancing the causes of blacks throughout the country.

Blacks remain the highest percentages of unemployed, far higher than any other racial or ethnic group. Blacks also make up the highest percentage of unwed mothers, and abortions. "In stark contrast to the failed vision of many far-left black leaders, Mr. Cain believes in empowerment -- not entitlement," King observed.

Cain's father Luther, Jr. worked three jobs as a chauffeur, barber and janitor to achieve with entrepreneurial vision. Like his father, Mr. Cain knows that family, faith and hard work are the keys to success. As a result Cain doesn't play the "victim card," but leads this 21st Century generation to achieve the American dream. Rather than blame the system, Cain finds solutions to fix the system. "Mr. Cain's goal is to help improve all quality of life," said King.

Responding to the critics who have distorted his stance on abortion, Hoye comments "Mr. Cain's record as a Pro-Life candidate speaks for itself. He has donated $1 million of his own money to encourage black voters to vote pro-life. In his 2004 Senate campaign Mr. Cain made life a central issue. As he has made it clear time and time again, Mr. Cain is proud to continue to advance a culture of life for all persons, from creation until natural death, without exceptions."

Alveda King further notes there should not be what the media is framing as a Battle of the Tax Plans. "Mr. Cain leads Tax Reform. While his political opponents were looking the other way, Mr. Cain came up with a solid Tax Plan. His 9-9-9 Plan MEANS JOBS, JOBS, JOBS. Now his opponents scramble for political expediency to oust Cain’s 9-9-9 while Leader Cain continues to frame the debate."

King goes on to note Mr. Cain's "Opportunity Zones" plan and his 9-0-9 plan to aid the poor are all part of what many are calling "sheer genius."

Alveda concluded by saying: "While I no longer endorse political candidates, choosing the path of policy over politics, I admit that I am intrigued by the candidacy of Mr. Cain. He is a breath of fresh air."