Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent time in Harlem speaking about racial inequality and talking to voters. Clinton told the audience that if elected president she will deal with race and critical issues facing African-Americans. The group Clinton spoke to at the National Urban League is a group of civil rights leaders and voters, Reuters reported.
Rev. Al Sharpton, who met with Bernie Sanders following the New Hampshire primary, was also in attendance at the event.
The meeting between Sanders and Sharpton at Sylvia’s, a soul food restaurant in Harlem, was to discuss diversity, which includes the black vote, NPR reported. The Harlem restaurant was the same place where Sharpton met with President Barack Obama during his presidential campaign.
Sharpton has been involved with racial equality and social movements and often speaks out about injustice. An endorsement from Sharpton could help Sanders gain the support he needs to earn the trust of more diverse voters. Clinton gaining support from civil rights leaders could help her in the South Carolina primary. She has been falling behind Sanders in the polls and came in second place in New Hampshire. Clinton had 38 percent of voter support while Sanders had 60.4 percent, the Associated Press reported.
Sharpton commended Clinton at the Harlem Urban League meeting calling her “honest and open.” The civil rights leader declined to tell reporters who he was going to support for Democratic presidential nominee. “My lips are sealed,” he told Reuters.
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