A final pro-Biden ‘shop talk’ in Georgia features sports stars, celebrities

Former Vice President Joe Biden recently indicated a couple of Georgians were possible options for the vice president slot on the Democratic ticket in November 2020. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Former Vice President Joe Biden recently indicated a couple of Georgians were possible options for the vice president slot on the Democratic ticket in November 2020. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Hours after White House hopeful Joe Biden is scheduled to leave Atlanta, a group of star athletes and celebrities will host a final “Georgia Shop Talk” event to boost the Democrat’s campaign.

The 8 p.m. program includes NBA phenom Ray Allen; NFL veterans Bradley and Brandon Chubb; Grammy-nominated artist MAJOR and Sarah-Elizabeth Langford, the former first lady of Atlanta.

The event aims to energize Black voters who form the backbone of the Democratic coalition in Georgia, and a surge in turnout could make the difference in a close contest against President Donald Trump.

We need an administration with a forward-looking vision for Black Americans that takes into account the deep inequity and injustice of the past and present," said T.J. Copeland, a senior Biden adviser in Georgia. “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are offering that vision.”

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