Biden-Harris Administration Launches ‘Black Voters For Biden-Harris’ To Bolster Outreach To Black Voters

This week President Biden and Vice President Harris launched Black Voters for Biden-Harris, a national organizing program to bolster our continued historic investments in outreach to the backbone of the Biden-Harris coalition – Black voters.

As part of the launch, Black leaders across the battlegrounds from Savannah to Detroit are highlighting the ways the Biden-Harris administration has delivered for Black Americans – achieving record low Black unemployment, increasing Black wealth by 60%, ensuring more Black Americans have health care coverage than ever before, capping the price of insulin at $35 per month for seniors, and forgiving billions in student loan debt.

At the events, Black leaders are also highlighting how Donald Trump made life worse for Black America as president and how, if reelected, he wants to continue to demean and hurt Black communities by repealing the Affordable Care Act and ripping away health care from millions of Black Americans and continuing to divide the nation by emboldening white supremacists and supporting policies that widen the racial wealth gap. Events include:

  • A rally with President Biden and Vice President Harris in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday 1:30pm ET with Black leaders from across the country  
  • A Black community dinner in Mesa, Arizona on Wednesday 6pm PT with Tempe Mayor Corey Woods, State Representative Quanta Crews, former Corporation Commissioner and State Legislator Sandra Kennedy, Phoenix City Councilman Kevin Robinson, Tempe Councilmember Berdetta Hodge and other community members
  • A press conference in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday at 10:15am ET with Mayor Vi Lyles, State Auditor Jessica Holmes, and local leaders
  • An office opening and community BBQ in Roanoke, Virginia on Thursday at 5:30pm ET with Mayor Sherman Lea and local leaders
  • A beauty shop conversation in Detroit, Michigan on Friday at 11am ET with state Senator Sylvia Santana and community members
  • A press conference touting the endorsements of more than 50 local Black leaders in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday at 10:30am CT with Rep. Gwen Moore, Mayor Cavalier Johnson, State Senator LaTonya Johnson, and local leaders
  • A Black-owned small business tour in Greenville, North Carolina on Friday at 1pm ET with state Senator Kandie Smith, city Councilor Tonya Foreman, city Councilor Portia Willis, and Black business owners
  • An office opening in Savannah, Georgia on Friday at 1pm ET with Mayor Van Johnson, state Senator Derek Mallow (SD-2), state Representative Al Williams (HD-168), state Representative Edna Jackson (HD-165) and community members
  • A barbershop conversation in Detroit, Michigan on Saturday at 1pm ET with Detroit Councilman Coleman Young II and community members
  • A community event in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Sunday at 6:30pm ET with state and local elected officials, including Rep. Ismail “Izzy” Smith-Wade El
  • A block party in North Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday at 11am PT with Congressman Steven Horsford, Attorney General Aaron Ford, County Commissioner William McCurdy II and local leaders
  • A happy hour in Reno, Nevada on Sunday at 5:30pm PT at a local Black-owned business, with local leaders
  • A BBQ in Southfield, Michigan on Saturday at 2pm ET with Oakland County Democratic Party Chair Nancy Quarles and community members
  • A cookout and voter registration drive in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday with state and local elected officials
  • A reception in Decatur, Georgia on Saturday at 2pm ET with Reps. Nikema Williams and Jasmine Crockett, former Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, local leaders, and Black community members  
  • An office opening in Benton Harbor, Michigan on Saturday at 10am ET with local leaders
  • A BBQ in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania on Sunday at 1:00pm ET with state and local elected officials
  • A rally in Detroit, Michigan on Monday at 5pm ET with former Secretary Marcia Fudge, Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives Joe Tate, state Senator Sylvia Santana, and local leaders

Black leaders are also blanketing the airwaves this week across the battleground states on Black radio – including on the Earl Ingram Show and WNOV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; WURD and KDKA in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; WXMK in Savannah, Georgia; WPEG and WIDU in Charlotte and Fayetteville, North Carolina; KRDP in Phoenix, Arizona; and KCEP in Las Vegas, Nevada.

These are just a few examples of how the Biden-Harris campaign is going to continue to make sure voters in the battlegrounds understand the stakes of another Trump presidency for Black Americans.