PACs to announce $30 million commitment to mobilizing minority voters for Biden

A trio of major political action committees representing Asian American, Black and Latino voters are set to endorse President Biden’s reelection bid Saturday and commit $30 million to mobilizing communities of color.

The president and first lady Jill Biden are set to attend a rally in Atlanta, where the AAPI Victory Fund, The Collective PAC and the Latino Victory Fund are poised to roll out their endorsements.

“The stakes of this election could not be higher for voters of color, and President Biden and Vice President Harris could not be more honored to earn the support of these three national organizations that represent both the diversity of our party and the backbone of the coalition that stood up and voted in record numbers to defeat Donald Trump in 2020,” Biden campaign manager Juile Chavez Rodriguez said in a statement.

Biden carried minority voters over former President Trump in the 2020 election, and retaining or building on those margins will be key in what is expected to be a close race in November. In 2020, Biden won Black voters by a 75 point margin, Latino voters by a 33 point margin and Asian voters by a 27 point margin, according to exit polls.

“Asian American voters are going to be key to the success of Democratic candidates up and down the ballot in 2024,” Joe Nguyễn, President and CEO of the AAPI Victory Fund, said in a statement. “Between now and Election Day, we have robust plans to persuade and mobilize AAPI voters in culturally competent ways to speak to our communities’ values — while also aggressively calling out the harmful, xenophobic policies and rhetoric coming from Donald Trump and extremist Republicans.”

The White House touted various actions Biden has taken to benefit communities of color, including forgiving student loan debt for millions of borrowers, working to address the Black maternal mortality rate, boosting employment for minorities and cutting child poverty through the American Rescue Act and Inflation Reduction Act.

“We’ve got the receipts: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have delivered for the Black community and they’re going to keep fighting for us over the next four years,” said Quentin James, president of The Collective PAC, the largest political action committee supporting Black candidates.

Sindy Benavides, president and CEO of Latino Victory Fund, said in a statement that the Biden White House has “shown an unwavering commitment to our community and our democracy.”

“From now until Election Day, Latino Victory Fund will mobilize Latino voters across battleground states and ensure our communities turn out to vote in what will be one of the most important and consequential elections of our lifetime,” Benavides said. “We must show up for who has shown up for us, and that is President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.”

Georgia is shaping up to be a key battleground state in November after Biden won the Peach State in 2020 by less than 1 percentage point. Polls show him trailing Trump there by an average of 7 percentage points, according to the polling index from The Hill/Decision Desk HQ.

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