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In recent weeks, presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has seen growing support from Black business and political leaders as calls for other Democratic nominees grow louder alongside Biden’s low approval numbers, a press release states.
“Not only that but also for environmental rights for African Americans, environmental equity and protections are critical for our community; health equity and being able to make the right choices for each family is the No.1 quintessential value in our community. Why? Because we are impacted disproportionately by chronic disease. And, so for me, as a lawyer who watched Mr. Kennedy for decades from afar, advocating for myself and the community at large on those two key issues is why I’m supporting him.”
Among Kennedy’s other supporters were local business owner and AV24 leader Justin Faust, lobbyist Joshua Lopez, political analyst Clay D’Souza, and political consultant Alpheaus Marcus, per the press release. These and other Black leaders honed in on the candidate’s fight for racial healing as well as his commitment to “uplift Black voices.”
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is the nephew of former U.S. President and advocate for civil rights John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1963, and the son of Robert F. Kennedy, who was assassinated while running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1968.
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Source: Black Enterprise