WASHINGTON – Today, the Black Economic Alliance PAC (BEA PAC), a nonpartisan group of business leaders, announced its endorsement for Jaime Harrison, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in South Carolina. BEA Executive Director David Clunie released the following statement:
“America is in dire need of strong leadership to move our country toward justice. We must use the power of the vote to elect leaders like Jaime Harrison. His commitment to growing the middle class, ending poverty, and bolstering South Carolina’s education system so it can compete in a 21st century economy are critical to closing the economic divide and leveling the playing field for Black Americans.
“Jaime’s lifelong dedication to economically empowering Black communities makes him a candidate we can trust to make the right choices. Whether it is expanding the earned income tax credit for families or unburdening students saddled with loan debt, Jaime knows firsthand what kind of support families need because he has worked hard to uplift himself and those around him his entire career.
“The Black Economic Alliance PAC supports Jaime Harrison for U.S. Senate because he is committed to ending the systemic inequities that have widened the wealth gap between Black South Carolinians and their counterparts. A vote for Jaime Harrison this November means more than just casting your ballot – it’s an investment in South Carolina’s future.
“Recent events underscore, even demand, that we make sure the perspectives represented in the U.S. Senate better reflect the diversity of our country, and BEA PAC is confident South Carolinians will help lead the way toward a more inclusive union.” BEA PAC is focusing its support and resources on candidates in highly competitive races where Black voter turnout will have a significant impact on the outcome of the race. If you’d like to support BEA PAC’s advocacy for Black economic progress and support candidates for office who are committed to increasing Work, Wages, and Wealth for Black Americans, click here.