George Floyd’s sister makes impassioned plea to vote for Biden in campaign ad
Bridgett Floyd, sister of George Floyd, made an appearance in a new political ad urging voters to choose Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
The Biden for President campaign released a new ad featuring Bridgett Floyd, George Floyd‘s sister, who encourages viewers to vote for change.
Titled Change, the ad is in accordance with former Vice President Joe Biden‘s continued campaign efforts both nationally and in key battleground states to educate and energize Black voters according to a press release. The 16 states include Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Minnesota where George was killed in May.
The commercial will be air on television, radio, and digital outlets and was released on Wednesday, which would have been George’s 47th birthday. Bridgett offered her personal experience with Biden in the short campaign video.
“We need a change, and we need it now,” Bridgett said. “Biden is the change we need.”
Although the ad lasts only 30 seconds, Bridgett was able to give her full view of the hopeful president.
“Joe Biden reached out to the family to actually meet. He was there to listen. He was very sincere,” she remarked on the former vice president’s meeting with her family after her brother’s violent death.
Another sibling, Terrance Floyd said his brother was a man “about peace,” theGrio reported in June. He spoke for the family shortly after the initial uprisings broke out across the country, calling for peaceful protests.
“It’s OK to be angry, but channel your anger to do something positive or make a change another way because we’ve been down this road already,” he said. “The anger, damaging your hometown is not the way he’d want.”
Former police officer Derek Chauvin is charged with George’s death and posted 10% of his $1 million bail last week, theGrio reported. Chauvin was charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter after placing his knee on Floyd’s neck for over 8-minutes while the victim pleaded for his life.
“I can confirm he is no longer in our custody,” said Sarah Fitzgerald, a spokeswoman for the Minnesota Department of Corrections, confirmed.
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