FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2020
Biden for President Holds Virginia Press Call on May Unemployment Numbers with Congressman Donald McEachin
Yesterday, Congressman Donald McEachin held a press call in Virginia on the May unemployment numbers. McEachin also discussed the systemic racism that has led to higher unemployment among African Americans and the racial and socioeconomic disparities in the pandemic’s ongoing economic recovery.
See below for a key quote from the press call:
“So [what] I would say to the President is: now is not the time to rejoice. Now’s the time to double down and try to sit across the aisle from us and let’s get something positive done for the American people. I know that’s what Joe Biden would do if he were President. And we need to really bear down and come up with a way to get these other 42 million people employed and … the Vice President’s brought up a good point about how communities of color have been hit by this unemployment. You know the President rejoices but yet black and brown unemployment continues to skyrocket. In some quarters that’s because they are uniquely situated — the service industries, which are not yet bouncing back — and in other situations, it is the product of systematic racism,” said Congressman McEachin.