This week, the United States soared in terms of Coronavirus cases, and cases in the sunshine state are growing at an exponentially high rate.
In a Todos Con Biden call with Florida Rep. Darren Soto (D) and California Rep. Raul Ruiz (D), Dr. Jill Biden and the lawmakers discussed the growing COVID-19 pandemic and the harmful impact it is currently having on Latino communities across the United States.
“Our doctors, nurses, and hospital workers, our EMTs, police and first responders, our farm workers, grocery store clerks, and truckers who make sure we have food on our tables – Latinos represent a significant portion of those workers who are putting their health on the line so that the rest of us can stay safer.”
Dr. Biden affirmed that “this virus does not discriminate on the basis of immigration status or race, and our response should not either.”
Florida Rep. Soto echoed in her remarks, calling for Latinos to rally around Vice President Biden in the upcoming presidential election because, during times like this, “we forgot what it looks like to have a leader that we can look to – someone who unites us, not divides us.”
The Florida Democrat argued that “we’ve seen Joe deliver in moments of crisis, when he led the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to save our auto industry and focus on Main Street over Wall Street.”
Specifically, Soto noted, “here in Central Florida, where Puerto Ricans were some of the hardest hits, we had important programs like the Hardest Hit Fund that were critical to our recovery.”