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Campaign Press Release - ICYMI: Arab America: Arab Americans Endorse Biden for President

October 30, 2020

"Vice President Biden will continue to lead with compassion and an unwavering commitment to improve the lives of every American. He embraces the partnership of Arab Americans and will restore our values as a nation of immigrants."

Earlier this month, 56 Arab American community leaders announced their endorsement of Joe Biden for President of the United States, speaking out from 19 states across the country, including key battleground states of Michigan, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The leaders, including local, state and federal elected officials, highlighted Joe Biden's plan for partnering with the Arab American community, and noted that as President, they believe Joe will unite the nation and lead with compassion.

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Arab America: Arab Americans Endorse Biden for President

A diverse group of Arab American public servants, professionals, and advocates launched a support committee endorsing Vice President Joe Biden for President. Arab Americans for Biden will serve as an organizing committee to engage the Biden/Harris supporters among the 3.7 million Arab Americans across the country. Situated in some of the most important general election swing states, Arab American voters are represented in high numbers in key states including Michigan, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

The support committee is comprised of 56 individuals from 19 states and the District of Columbia. It includes elected officials serving on city councils, in statehouses, and in the U.S. House of Representatives- all of whom have come together in support of organizing Arab Americans in key states to turn out their vote in the general election.

Dr. James Zogby, a longtime member of the Democratic National Committee and one of the endorsers, stated,

"Not only does Vice President Biden have the policies that would best support Arab Americans, but the Biden/Harris ticket would begin the process of undoing the damage done to our democracy and to people's lives in communities across the country. From everything we've seen, we believe Arab Americans will strongly turnout for Biden. With just over 50 days to go, we are all working to make sure it happens."

Noting the role she observed the Vice President play while she served in the Obama Administration, Fayrouz Saad added,

"Vice President Biden will continue to lead with compassion and an unwavering commitment to improve the lives of every American. He embraces the partnership of Arab Americans and will restore our values as a nation of immigrants."

Citing a recently released Biden/Harris campaign document entitled, "Joe Biden and the Arab American Community: A Plan for Partnership," the endorsement stated the policy document represents for Arab Americans the campaign's "commitment to partnership, the protection of our civil rights and civil liberties, and a new vision for global justice, including Palestinian human rights." From serving as surrogates on the campaign trail, staff, and volunteers who phone banks from their homes, Arab Americans are engaged in various ways to support the victory of Vice President Biden and Senator Kamala Harris in November."

See the official release of Arab American Leaders for Biden here.

Joseph R. Biden, Campaign Press Release - ICYMI: Arab America: Arab Americans Endorse Biden for President Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/347088

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