Biden and Harris Ramp Up Reelection Efforts with Targeted Outreach to Black Voters

Mia Nightshade

Updated Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 6:04 AM CDT

Biden and Harris Ramp Up Reelection Efforts with Targeted Outreach to Black Voters

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are intensifying their reelection campaign efforts, particularly focusing on Black voters—a crucial segment of their 2020 election coalition. As part of this strategy, Biden and Harris will kick off a new Black voter outreach initiative during a visit to Pennsylvania.

The campaign's Pennsylvania itinerary includes a visit to Girard College in Philadelphia, an independent boarding school with a predominantly Black student body. Additionally, they will engage with members of the Black Chamber of Commerce by visiting a small business in the city. These stops mark the beginning of an extensive, eight-figure summerlong campaign aimed at interacting with Black student organizations, community groups, and faith centers.

Quentin Fulks, Biden's principal deputy campaign manager, underscored the campaign's dedication to earning the support of Black voters, especially in light of Biden's approval rating among Black adults dropping from 94% at the start of his term to 55%, according to a March AP-NORC poll.

The economy, particularly inflation, has been a significant challenge for Biden since 2022. Moreover, there's been recent dissatisfaction within the Black community regarding Biden's management of the seven-month Israel-Hamas conflict.

During the 2020 election, Biden secured victories over former President Donald Trump in key states such as Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. However, Trump has been positioning himself as a better choice for Black voters, recently criticizing Biden on immigration at a Bronx rally, arguing that the influx of migrants adversely affects Black and Hispanic populations in New York.

Despite these challenges, the Biden campaign aims to highlight the Democratic administration's achievements for Black Americans. These include reducing the Black unemployment rate to 5.6%, increasing Black household wealth, and disproportionately benefiting Black borrowers through student loan debt cancellation. Additionally, Biden appointed Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court and selected Kamala Harris as the first Black woman to serve as vice president.

Biden's recent engagements with the Black community also include hosting plaintiffs from the historic 1954 Supreme Court decision on racial segregation, delivering a commencement address at Morehouse College, and giving a virtual address to Rev. Al Sharpton’s racial justice conference.

As Biden and Harris ramp up their outreach efforts, they aim to remind Black voters of these accomplishments and solidify their support as the reelection campaign progresses.

Conservative Bias:

Here we go again, folks. Biden and Harris are desperately trying to salvage their sinking ship by pandering to Black voters. It's laughable how they think a few photo-ops and empty promises will erase the damage they've done. Biden's approval rating among Black Americans has plummeted because they see through his charade. The economy is in shambles, inflation is out of control, and the administration's foreign policy blunders have only added to the chaos. Meanwhile, Trump is making a strong case for why he’s the better choice, pointing out how Biden's disastrous immigration policies are hurting Black and Hispanic communities. But the Democrats keep pushing their hollow achievements, like appointing a Supreme Court justice or forgiving student loans, thinking that will make up for their failures. It's all smoke and mirrors, folks. The Black community deserves real solutions, not more liberal lip service.

Liberal Bias:

Once again, the Republican fearmongering machine is in full swing. Biden and Harris are making genuine efforts to reconnect with Black voters, and all the conservatives can do is spew their usual venom. The GOP has done nothing but obstruct progress and sow division. Biden has made historic strides for the Black community, from reducing unemployment to appointing the first Black female Supreme Court justice. Meanwhile, Trump is out there peddling lies and stoking racial tensions, trying to pit communities against each other. The Republicans have no real policies to offer, just more hate and division. Biden and Harris are working tirelessly to address the challenges we face, but the right-wing noise machine keeps trying to tear them down. It's time to see through the conservative smokescreen and recognize the real progress being made under this administration.

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