Jones Calls Biden a ‘Champion for the American People’

Jones Calls Biden a ‘Champion for the American People’

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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June 3, 2024

The newly elected chair for the Miami-Dade Democratic Party is wasting no time in supporting the president. Florida state Senator Shevrin Jones (D), who's vowed to bolster Democrats in Miami-Dade County, is going to bat for President Joe Biden (D), who's currently facing a tough battle in the polls. For Chairman Jones however President Biden should have no issue with winning reelection because he's a "champion for the American people."

Among Black voters, support for President Biden has dwindled 16% points compared to the last presidential election. Despite this dip in support, 71% of Black voters support the incumbent while 13% support President Donald Trump (R).

After attending a series of church events with Jasmine Byrne-Clark, the State Director for the Biden/Harris campaign, Chairman Jones assured that voters are "pumped" about the incumbent's reelection effort.

"President Biden has been an absolute advocate and a champion for black people during his presidency," Chairman Jones said.  "As we prepare for the election, it's absolutely important that we do not lose sight of the great work that the president has fostered."

This work includes shifting "the needle in a very positive way for black Americans during his presidency.

"We have the lowest black unemployment rate on record, and black wealth went up 60% since before the pandemic. The narrowest racial wealth gap in 20 years. All of this has happened under President Biden."

Chairman Jones also noted that "President Biden and Vice President Harris have kept their focus on black America because he is continually standing by what he said he was going to do when he ran for president four years ago. That was to restore the soul of this nation, and that meant everyone, and that includes black America."

A week ago, the Biden/Harris campaign launched an effort to mobilize Black voters.

Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford (D), the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, has signaled that the Biden/Harris campaign must prioritize directing its message to Black voters in order to keep the voting coalition behind the incumbent.

“I’m in a battleground state. I know what has and hasn’t been done. I felt a level of disconnection earlier on the message, on the messengers and on mobilization,” he said.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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