Biden Makes His Case to Black America Ahead of 2024 Election


President Joe Biden speaks to the National Action Network Convention remotely from the South Court Auditorium of the White House, Friday, April 12, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Washington, D.C. (AURN News) – President Joe Biden addressed the National Action Network Convention last Friday, making his case to Black America for why he should be elected to a second term in 2024.

In his remarks, Biden touted the progress his administration has made for the Black community over the past four years. “Together, we’ve kept our promises to make some of the most significant investments in the Black American community ever,” he said.

The president highlighted a number of his administration’s key achievements, including providing direct financial assistance to families during the pandemic, rebuilding infrastructure in Black neighborhoods, lowering prescription drug costs, and supporting Black-owned small businesses.

“The results are real,” Biden declared. “We’ve reduced Black unemployment rate to its record low. More Black Americans have health insurance than ever before. More Black businesses are starting up than we’ve seen in the last 25 years.”

Biden’s pitch to Black voters comes as the 2024 presidential race continues to take shape. The latest New York Times/Siena College poll shows a tight contest, with 46% of respondents saying they would vote for former President Donald Trump, 45% for Biden, and 8% undecided. As the road to the White House continues, President Biden will likely need to maintain strong support from Black voters if he hopes to secure a second term. 

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