Joe Biden will organize a summit against political extremism

The “United We Stand” summit is set to take place on September 15 to oppose violence and “expose a shared vision of a more united America.”

President Joe Biden will organize a conference in September aimed at combating political extremism and racist violence in America, the White House announced on Friday August 19, less than three months before legislative elections which promise to be difficult for the Democrats. .

The American presidency must organize the summit on September 15United We Stand» («Let’s stand together“) in order to “respond to the corrosive effects of hate-motivated violence on our democracy and public safety“, detailed in a press release Karine Jean-Pierre, the spokeswoman for the White House.

The US executive, in addition to highlighting its action, intends to take this opportunity to “articulate a shared vision of a more united America“, she added. Faced with the recent massacres by firearm which have targeted black, Hispanic or Asian populations,Americans remain overwhelmingly united in their opposition to such violence“, believes Karine Jean-Pierre.

defense of democracy

Joe Biden has made defending democracy one of his major themes since taking over the country, and the White House recalls that he made his decision to run in 2017, when his predecessor Donald Trump refused to condemn a violent ultra-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The American president must deliver the main speech at this summit, which must also welcome representatives of the police, the business world and civil society. Republicans and Democrats will be invited, the White House added. The conference must take place less than two months before the midterm legislative elections, scheduled for November 8, during which the Republicans could delight the Democrats with the majority in Congress.


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