Singer, actress, and Hollywood A-lister Jennifer Lopez and her partner, Alex Rodriguez, have endorsed Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s candidacy.
The famous singer endorsed former vice president Joe Biden while speaking with him and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, via virtual chat. Throughout the talk, the couple talked about the issues they were most concerned about, including rebuilding the economy, overcoming racism, and defeating COVID-19.
“We’re thrilled, and we’re excited to vote. I think our voice has never been more important,” Rodriguez told Biden. “We want to come together as a team to defeat Covid and to rebuild this U.S. economy that needs us all so much.”
“For me, it’s unifying the nation again, you know. Getting rid of this hate. Thinking about my kids walking around in a world where, you know, it’s okay to be racist or prejudiced because our administration says it’s okay,” added Lopez. “That, to me, is really sad ’cause it’s not the country I believe that I grew up in.”
Lopez then asked Biden to explain what he would do to help the Latino community, which has been one of the most severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. After he laid out the usual talking points about how President Trump has failed to help Latinos, Lopez said she hopes the American Latino community will realize their power.
“My kind of hope and quest for the Latino community is that they start understanding their power, they understand what they mean to this country, that their vote counts,” said Lopez.
Lopez’s endorsement of Joe Biden comes after a week after pop singer Taylor Swift also endorsed the former vice president, declaring him the “change we need most.”