Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has announced that he will join the first virtual fundraiser next week with his “friend” and former US President Barack Obama.
Mr Biden’s campaign announces Mr Obama’s reunion and his former vice president will have a week off for Tuesday.
78-year-old Joe Biden announced in a tweet that his “former boss” Obama would join him next week.
“, Folks, I’ve got some big news: Next week, I’m meeting with my friend and former boss, President Barack Obama, a virtual grassroots fundraiser. We’d love to see you there,” Joe Biden said on Monday. .
The former vice-president tweeted hours after announcing he had raised US $ 80.8 million in the month of May for his campaign war chest.
“I’m proud that last month – with your support – and the support of so many people – we raised US $ 80.8 million in our campaign with an average online donation of USD 30,” Joe Biden said in his email to supporters.
“These past few weeks have shown that we are a nation raging at injustice. We feel it in our bones; we see it in our streets. On top of that, COVID-19 is still a threat. We took the scars. Has crossed it. ” More than 115,000 people died – 115,000 people whose lives were cut too soon, he said.
The program plans to target tens of small dollar donors.
In a fundraising email for the campaign, Barack Obama called it the most important election of a lifetime.
Barack Obama said, “The most important election of our lifetime is around the corner. In November, we have a chance to rebuild our economy so that it works for everyone. We have everyone with health insurance There is a chance to cover along, ”said Barack Obama.
The former president officially backed Joe Biden in April after Senator Bernie Sanders, who was Biden’s last serious contestant, dropped out and threw his support behind the former Delaware senator.
Barack Obama said, “We have a chance to declare that whatever we look like, where we come from, or who we love – no one is equal, we are all the same and each of us has to be our own Should be given a chance of life. ” said.
He said, “This is an important moment in our history – and we need Americans of all backgrounds and political stripes to join together and create a more just, more democratic America where everyone has a fair shot at the opportunity.” “
Meanwhile, the Biden Victory Fund holds a virtual fundraiser with Biden hosted by Senator Elizabeth Warren, a retired software entrepreneur, Paul Eggman, and board member Shanti Frye for the National Center for Learning Disability.
The fundraiser, hosted by Warren, was sold, and fetched US $ 6 million, the Biden Victory Fund’s most successful fundraiser to date.
In his remarks, Joe Biden addressed systemic racism in front of the nation, and said that disproportionate numbers of black and brown communities were dying of coronovirus.
Joe Biden criticized the role Donald Trump played in defending civil rights, calling him by name, and his contribution to the country’s current economic situation.