The Biden campaign is trying to halt the decline of black voters with a new initiative

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President Biden is launching a new effort to reach black voters, as polls show the president losing ground to his rival, former President Donald Trump, in that key Democratic constituency.

The Biden-Harris campaign announced an eight-figure spending spree on Wednesday to boost engagement with Black student organizations, community groups and faith centers nationally and in battleground states as the president tries to build support for his reelection. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will speak at a rally in Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon for the first official “Black Voters for Biden-Harris” event.

“Today's launch of the Black Voters for Biden-Harris coalition is another example of how our campaign is working diligently to earn every vote. This coalition and the newly announced summer outreach and engagement programming serve as the next phase of our campaign's continued historic investments in reaching the backbone of the Biden-Harris coalition – Black voters,” said Quentin Fulks, the Biden's top deputy campaign manager -Harris campaign.

“While we are busy earning the support of Black America, Donald Trump continues to show how ignorant he is. Organizing janky rap concerts to hide the fact that he does not have the resources and competence to truly engage our community,” Fulks said. .

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President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris arrive for a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, May 27, 2024. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

The Biden rally comes days after Trump held a rally in the Bronx that brought as many as 10,000 people to the bluest part of deep blue New York City, according to police. In his speech, Trump emphasized that high inflation during Biden's first term in the White House has had a disproportionate effect on Black and Hispanic families and vowed to transform the economy if voters return him to the White House.

Trump's decision to target minority voters in places like New York, where Republicans have not taken over the state in decades, reflects the Trump campaign's belief that Biden is showing weakness in key Democratic constituencies.

Opinion polls support this theory. A recent Fox News poll found Biden with 72% support among Black voters, up from 66% in February, but falling short of his 79% before the 2020 election. The November 2020 Fox News Voter Analysis found 91% of black voters sided with Biden.

A New York Times/Siena poll of six battleground states found that 76% of Black voters rate the economy today as “fair” or “poor,” while only 22% said it is “excellent” or “good.” used to be. The poll found that Black Americans, like other Americans, see the economy as their biggest problem.

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Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during an event with U.S. President Joe Biden honoring Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the White House Rose Garden on May 13, 2024 in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The Biden-Harris campaign is promising to expand its reach to Black voters in the coming months to prevent this from happening. In addition to Wednesday's rally in Philadelphia, Biden will participate in an event with Black-owned small businesses in the city and the campaign will host an event with national organizations and local community members “focused on direct contact with voters.”

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Throughout the summer, the Biden campaign will work with Black groups to reach Black voters, build the campaign's presence in swing states and register people to vote.

“Our campaign believes that Black voters deserve to hear from Team Biden-Harris, and that they deserve to have their vote earned, not assumed,” the Biden campaign said. “That's exactly what we're doing through historic investments in Black media and outreach, creative engagement efforts, culturally competent content and innovative organizational initiatives. No campaign has valued Black voters as much as we have, including investing earlier and with more money than ever before we spoke. for black voters.”

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The Biden team also accuses Trump of “pursuing an anti-Black agenda” and “talking down to Black voters.”

The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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