On Friday, Nov. 8, the “Black Voters for Trump” coalition will launch in Atlanta, Ga., according to Katrina Pierson, a senior adviser to the Trump 2020 campaign.
Black Voices for Trump is “a coalition dedicated to recruiting and activating Black Americans in support of President Trump,” an announcement about the event stated.
According to Pierson, the coalition meeting in the Georgia World Congress Center at 3:00 p.m. is being established to help promote the political agenda of President Trump during the 2020 election year.
“Black Americans have never had a better champion than President Trump,” said Pierson in a Nov. 4 tweet. “The Black Voices for Trump coalition will be a national effort to mobilize and empower Black Americans who support President Trump to help get the message of ‘Promises Made, Promises Kept’ into communities across America.”
Pierson also noted that under the Trump administration the unemployment rate of African Americans is at record lows. In October the rate was 5.4 percent, the lowest level for Black Americans since 1972, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics started tracking the number.
The Project 21 Black leadership network reported that this is the second time Black unemployment hit its lowest level during the Trump administration.
“Trump’s policies of deregulation and low taxation have created one of the best environments for job creation in a generation,” said Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper in a press release.
“When Americans – black or white – have a job and are independent and self-sustaining they are happier, their families are better off and the economy booms.” Cooper said. “This is a welcome change that should be applauded as well as maintained into the future.”
Although Georgia recently elected Brian Kemp (R) for governor over his opponent Stacey Abrams (D), the AP VoteCast poll showed that 94 percent of Black Georgians voted for the Democrat candidate.
During the 2016 presidential race, President Trump earned more votes from Hispanics and Blacks that Mitt Romney did in the 2012 race. In 2016, Trump earned 29 percent of the Hispanic vote and 8 percent of the Black vote.