Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez backed former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday, announcing their approval.
The 51-year-old singer and actress and 45-year-old baseball star appeared in remote video chats with the 77-year-old presidential candidate and his wife, Jill Biden, 69.
Biden established the casual tone of the video from the beginning after urging Rodriguez to call him and his wife by their names.
They are with Joe: Jennifer Lopez, 51, and Alex Rodriguez, 45, have joined a video chat with Joe and Jill Biden to support the former vice president
“We are excited and excited to vote,” the athlete continued. “I don’t think our voice has ever been more important.”
He listed his immediate priorities as overcoming the coronavirus pandemic and rebuilding the economy.
“For me, this unites the nation again,” Lopez said. “You know, getting rid of that hatred.” Thinking of my children walking in a world where, you know, it’s good to be racist or prejudiced, because our administration says it’s good. This is really sad for me.
She added that the Latinx community is particularly affected by COVID-19.
I look forward to the vote: “We are excited and excited to vote,” Alex said. “I don’t think our voice has ever been more important.”
No Hate: Jennifer’s goals include “getting rid of that hatred” and the idea that it’s good to be racist or prejudiced because our administration says it’s good. That’s really sad for me. “
Biden then said that people with Latinx were three times more likely to be infected with the coronavirus than whites, while three million people are currently unemployed and 200,000 people covered by the Dream Act are front-line workers.
He highlighted the trillions of dollars the House of Representatives allocated to alleviate the pandemic, although the Senate refused to pass it and instead proposed a drastically smaller bill with even less money for pandemic relief than President Donald Trump recommended.
Lopez jumped back to say that her “hope and aspiration for the Latin community is to begin to understand their strength. They understand what it means for the country that their votes are being counted. “
Jill said that if she had the “honor of being the next first lady, Latinos would have a place at the table.”
“And in the office,” Joe said.
Facts: Biden then said that Latinx people were three times more likely to be infected with the coronavirus than white people, while three million people were unemployed and 200,000 covered by the Dream Act were front-line workers.
High expectations: Lopez jumped back to say that her “hope and aspiration for the Latin community is to begin to understand their strength. They understand what it means for the country that their number of votes is
Jennifer jumped back to say that “family and faith” are important values in her community, and she asked the candidate how they affected his life.
“Well, they’ve been my whole life, both of our lives, no kidding,” he began.
Biden attributes some of his support to the Latinx community because he is a practicing Catholic who he says is “all about the family.”
Both Alex and Jennifer limited the video with short messages in Spanish to their colleagues from Florida, who translated it into subtitles.
“Jennifer and I are very happy to go to the polls and vote this year,” the former Yankee began. “This is very important because our community needs help more than ever.”
“You have more power than ever,” Jennifer said. “The Latino community will determine what happens in this election. You have the power.
Frankly: Jennifer, who has been dating Alex since early 2017 and got engaged in March 2019, criticized Donald Trump’s strict immigration policies during the Super Bowl in February; shown in January
Jennifer, who has been dating Alex since early 2017 and got engaged in March 2019, previously criticized Donald Trump’s strict immigration policies during the Super Bowl in February, although he did not mention the president by name.
The couple is among many stars who have cast their support behind Biden, who was Barack Obama’s vice president.
Most recently, Deadline announced that former late-night host David Letterman would host a virtual fundraiser for the candidate along with Senator Kamala’s wife Harris Doug Emhoff.
The event, which will take place on October 22, has tickets starting at $ 500 and reaching a staggering $ 25,000.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Biden Victory Fund.
Letterman successor Stephen Colbert will also host Biden’s fundraiser earlier this week, and even Letterman’s old foe Jay Leno is hosting events for the former vice president.
Next week, Harris will join Justin Timberlake and Ashley Judd to raise funds.
The comedians from the cast of the cult comedy classic Wet Hot American Summer will also host a live reading of the fundraising film, while some of the cast of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will organize its own fundraiser.
Performing its part: Deadline announced on Friday that David Letterman will host a virtual fundraiser for the candidate along with Senator Kamala’s husband Harris Doug Emhoff