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Legislature Corner: Plaskett Accompanies Biden on Air Force One

President Joe Biden and Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett leaving Air Force One. (Submitted photo)

Wednesday, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett accompanied President Joe Biden, and they met Vice President Kamala Harris on Air Force One to attend a rally at Girard College and a later meeting with Black businesses in Philadelphia, Penn.

President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris launched a nationwide effort to mobilize Black voters. In his address at Girad College, Biden focused on promises he made and kept, reiterated working hard for all Americans, and recognized his accomplishments for Black Americans, including record funding for historically Black colleges and universities, forgiveness of federal student loan debt and pardons for simple possession of marijuana, new homeowner tax credits, reducing the cost of insulin, protecting the Affordable Health Care law and protecting the rule of law by appointing more black judges (and more black women judges) then all other presidents combined.

Plaskett said, “It is an honor to stand with President Biden and represent the people of the Virgin Islands who, like all Americans, are not asking for more than a fair shot and a level playing field to provide for their families, live in a safe environment with affordable education and healthcare, along with wealth creation opportunities for themselves and the next generation.

“Meeting people where they are is an essential component to a thriving democracy. We have to continue to increase engagement and encourage communities, especially marginalized communities, to use their voices, and get out and vote.”

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