#WhenBlackWomenVote: Where Do Trump And Biden Stand On Issues Important To Black Women Voters?

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Jobs/Economy:

Trump-Pence: Trump is heading into Election Day with the worst jobs numbers of any president, based on records expanding back to World War. The economy is down 4.7 million jobs since January 2017 when Trump took office, accelerated with the poor planning around the coronavirus. While Trump made gains due to Obama-era regulations, 8 million people have fallen into poverty since May due to the coronavirus. Trumps says he plans to create 10 million jobs in 10 months if he is re-elected and will discourage American companies from outsourcing to China.

Grade: F

Many people have lost their livelihoods in a situation that could have been prevented. Black women especially have suffered as front line workers in the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden-Harris: Biden plans to increase investments into American made products and companies. He says with the money he plans to invest, the aim is to create 5 million jobs.  Biden also wants to focus on small business owners, as Black women have become a rising population in that lane. He also plans to reverse Trump-era tax breaks, while seeking a higher minimum wage and expand health benefits access for low and middle income workers. He also intends to increase penalties for companies that discriminate by participating in gender-based pay gaps.

Grade: C

Black women have experienced disadvantages when it comes to access to a living wage. Black women in the U.S. are paid 38 percent less than white men and 21 percent less than white women.

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