LeBron James Joins Campaign For Hillary Clinton
The superstar forward of Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James supported Clinton at a campaign event last Sunday in Cleveland, towering above the Democratic presidential nominee as he convinced Ohioans to back her at the polls.
The 6-foot-8 NBA star said that as a child he believed that "our vote doesn't matter." Reminiscing his early life as a struggle moving from apartment to apartment in the inner-city Akron. "But it really does," he added.
Standing alongside James, Clinton commended his efforts both on the court and for cultivating the lives of youngsters through his foundation.
"What he does off the court is to care for every child as though that child is his own," Clinton said. "I will be on your side. I will fight for you."
Through her campaign, Clinton has find it hard to motivate black voters. Although she adapted her façade as President Barack Obama's successor and vowing to continue the first black president's legacy, results have yet to surface. In the initial voting, inferior numbers have turned out than the record blacks numbered in 2008 and 2012 that helped fuel Obama's momentous candidacy. In swing states, like Ohio and Pennsylvania, black turnout is decisive for Democrats and the decline in these numbers could upset her in the coming election.
"This election is about doing everything we can to stop a movement to destroy President Obama's legacy," she voiced to the voters at Mount Airy Church of God in Christ, an African-American church in solidly Democratic northwest Philadelphia last Sunday morning.
LeBron, recommended Clinton last month saying that she would be a champ for children and improve life for African-Americans in an op-ed article.
"Only one person running truly understands the struggles of an Akron child born into poverty," wrote James, who started up poor in that city and has initiated a foundation to assist in improving educational results for at-risk youngsters in his birthplace.
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