2020 Election Information

Black Pastors PRAY and DEFEND President Trump In Atlanta

 

 

President Donald Trump vs Joe Biden Comparisons 

President Donald Trump

 

National (Pre-Pandemic)

  • Since the President Trump’s election more than 7 million jobs were added to the economy
  • Unemployment rates reached record lows for
  • African Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • Youth
  • Veterans
  • individuals with disabilities
  • and those without a High school diploma
  • Tax Cut and Jobs Act 2017
  • Delivered tax cuts to lower and middle income families
  • Obamacare individual mandate penalty was removed
  • Increased Child tax credit
  • Workers received wage increases and bonuses
  • In 2018 Median household income surpassed $63,000 (highest recorded)
  • Our Military
    • The president issued an updated missile defense plan
    • Secured $700 Billion in military funding (2019)
    • Proposed $740 Billion for the upcoming fiscal year (2021)
  • He withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord
  • 2018 President Trump signed the First Step Act
  • Reforming our criminal justice fairer
  • Helps inmates successfully return to society
  • Provides vocational training, educational course work, Faith based programs
  • Inmates gain drug treatment, gain job skills
  • Increased Volunteers/ Partnership Opportunities
  • Reformed mandatory minimums that created racially discriminating outcomes
  • Eliminated the three- strike mandatory life provision
  • More than 3,000 federal prisoners qualify for early release under this act
  • Secured $6 Billion in new funding to fight the opioid epidemic
  • The President signed the Fredrick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and protection Reauthorization Act
    • $430 Billion to fight sex and labor trafficking
    • Strengthens programs supporting survivors and resource to combating these issues

Religious

  • In 2017 the President signed the “Religious Liberty Executive Order” promoting free speech and religious liberty
  • Federal law protects the freedom of Americans and their organization to exercise religion without undue interference from the Federal government.
  • Respecting political and religious speech
  • The Department of Treasury does not take adverse action against a house of worship, individual, or any religious organization who has spoken about moral or political issues from a religious perspective
  • President Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy
  • Which blocks funding for international organizations that perform or promote abortions
  • The Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance (PLGHA) Policy
    • This policy covers $8.8 billion in family planning organizations that do not promote or perform abortions
  • In 2019 under the President’s administration the Title X Family Planning Program added a new rule
  • Title X Clinics would be financially and physically separate from abortion clinics
  • Planned Parenthood and other pro- abortion states withdrew from the program rather than quit performing abortions
  • First sitting President to speech at the annual March for Life where he stated “That every child is a sacred gift from God”
    • Reiterated his efforts to defend the dignity and sanctity of every human life.
  • He strongly supports the Pain – Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
    • Which will stop abortions after 20 weeks

Israel

  • December 6, 2017, President Trump announced the official U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
  • Began the process of moving the U.S embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
  • On May 14, 2018 (Israel’s Independence Day) The U.S. embassy in Jerusalem was opened
  • On May 8, 2018 the President announced that the U.S. was exiting the Iran’s Nuclear Deal
  • December 2019 – President approved 2020 budget which included
  • $3.8 Billion in U.S. Security Assistance to Israel
  • $500 million for U.S. – Israel missile defense cooperation outlined in U.S. – Israel memorandum of Understanding

African Americans

  • 2018 President Trump signed the First Step Act
  • Reforming our criminal justice system
  • Helps inmates successfully return to society
  • Matthew Charles (Black man) was the first person released under the new law
  • “Ready to work” initiative helps released prisoners gain meaningful employment
  • 90% of those who had their sentences reduced were Black Americans
  • Pre- pandemic Black unemployment reached a record low (since 1972)
  • Pre- pandemic the poverty rate of Black reached the lowest on record
  • President Trump designated 8,760 Opportunity Zones to invest in minority communities
  • He established funds to deploy $1billion in capital funding to minority business owners through the Commerce Department
  • The President called on congress to pass school choice legislation to expand educational opportunities for American children especially in the inner cities
  • He called for $500 million in federal funding for school choice
  • HBCU (Historical Black Colleges and Universities)
    • He signed the Future Act Law that permanently funds HBCU’s
    • He forgave more than $300 million in debt owned by HBCU’s who were impacted by Natural Disasters
    • Worked with HBCU’s to protect $80 million in Title III carryover funding
  • Right now he is working on the Platinum Plan a $500 billion investment to increase capital within black communities
Joe Biden
 
  • 1994 Crime Bill (Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act 1994)
  • Biden was the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary during that time
  • He largely wrote and guided the legislative process which included:
    • Mandatory minimum sentencing (the courts must give a minimum sentencing to a person convicted of a crime no matter what unique circumstance of the offender or the offence are)
    • The Crime Act amplified mass incarceration
    • Three- strikes mandatory life sentencing without the possibility of parole (repeated violent offenders)
    • Gave funding for policing and to build more prisons
    • Expands the federal death penalty to cover 60 new offences
    • Enable Juveniles (13 and up) to be tried as adults for violent/ fire-arm involved federal crimes
    • Created racial disparities/ The crime act mostly affected people of color
    • The federal prison population more than doubled
  • Biden described the late U.S. Senator Robert Byrd as “fiercely devoted to his principles, a friend, mentor and guide”
  • Robert Byrd lead a chapter of the KKK in West Virginia (1940’s)
  • Worked as a recruiter for the KKK’s until 1943
  • He joined southern democrats in the unsuccessful filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act
  • Voted against the 1965 Voting Rights Act
  • Obama called him “a voice of principle and reason”
  • In May 2020 during an interview on the Breakfast Club Biden stated “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black”
  • In 2006 Senator Joe Biden while explaining his support among Indian – Americans he stated “I’ve had a great relationship in Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian – American moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking”.

 

  • In 1974 Sen. Biden voted twice against court-ordered busing to achieve desegregation
  • He received support from Senator James Eastland & Senator Jesse Helms both of who openly supported segregation
  • James Eastland (Mississippi Senator & Democratic Chairman of the Judicial Committee) & leading symbol of the southern resistance to desegregation. He referred to blacks as an inferior race and stated

“Those who would mix little children of both races in our schools are following an illegal, immoral and sinful doctrine”

  • Jesse Helms (Segregationists of North Carolina), vocal opponent of bussing and wanted to add additional amendments to the anti-busing bill. He stated “The negro cannot count forever on the kind of restraints that’s thus far left him free to clog the streets, disrupt traffic, and interfere with other men’ rights.”
  • Biden teamed up with Helms on an amendment that would limit the federal government’s ability to withdraw funding as a punishment for school districts who did not sufficiently integrate their student body.
  • Biden’s comment on busing for the purpose of desegregation

 “Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle with tension having built so high that it’s going to explode at some point. We’ve got to make some move on this”.

  • Biden wrote to James Eastland regarding his anti- busing bill
  • “Dear Mr. Chairman, I want you to know that I very much appreciate your help during this week’s committee meeting in attempting to bring my ant-busing legislation to a vote.” (June 30, 1977)
  • In 1978 Biden asked Eastland to put his anti-busing bill before the full senate and wrote “Your participation in the floor debate would be welcomed”.

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