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Warren Moves to Secure VP Bid: Pandering to Black Leaders and Legislation to Remove Statues.

Warren has been very busy trying to secure her bid for VP. Friday Elizabeth Warren joined a virtual happy hour where five African American women co-hosting the #TheSipHour mused about calling her by her first name.

She pandered back at them saying:

“I was going to say I’m here today as an ally, but can we really just say co-conspirator?” laughed Warren, one of the few white women to appear at the events organized by Higher Heights For America, which promotes the organizing and voting power of black women. “Nothing’s going to change unless it is black women’s voices that are uplifted.”

According to AP:

Biden’s vice presidential search is entering a new round of vetting, and Warren is still on the list along with several black women. They include Sen. Kamala Harris of California; Susan Rice, who served as President Barack Obama’s national security adviser; Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; and Rep. Val Demings. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Latina, is also being considered.

Warren did a virtual fundraiser for Biden that raised over $6 million.

During her bid for the Democratic nomination, Warren actively courted black activists and assembled a deep roster of endorsements. She gave a memorable speech in Atlanta in November on empowering black women and combating institutional racism.

In one debate Warren noted that Democrats often make promises during elections and never live up to their promises. She said she would not do that. Her honesty appealed to many blacks.

The article in AP also reported:

She joined Black Lives Matter protesters outside the White House this month with her husband and their golden retriever, Bailey. She has called for banning chokeholds as just the start of a larger overhaul of policing nationwide, and introduced legislation prohibiting the use of Confederate names and symbols from all U.S. military assets that has even drawn the support of some of her Republican Senate colleagues — as well as Biden.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson hosted a virtual town hall with Warren this month on the effects of the coronavirus. He said he still considers her “in the mix” for the vice presidential slot, but said picking a black woman could give Biden a boost in support from African American female voters that might be similar to the one that lifted Democrat Doug Jones to an upset 2017 Senate victory in Alabama.

“I think he should choose an African American,” Jackson said. “He needs the South to come alive.”

While a lot of blacks are calling for a black VP, 7 out of 10 blacks did say they would be happy with Warren as VP.

 

Source: Warren’s outreach to black voters could help VP standing



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