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With the midterm elections just weeks away, President Barack Obama has stepped up his outreach to African-American voters Politico reports.

The message President Obama is bringing to places like Philadelphia and Maryland relies on the continued need for change for the African-American community, and the importance of voting next month even if he’s not on the ballot.

“We had 10 years of policies that did not help the African-American community, did not help the American economy and led to this disaster,” the President said on Sirius XM radio last month. “Nobody’s been more damaged than the African-American community by that. We’ve got to make sure that we turn out to vote.” Read more