LeBron James believes Clinton will support communities like his hometown, Akron, and end the violence.
LeBron James is with her.
In an editorial piece written for Business Insider, Lebron James pens a heartfelt open letter endorsing presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. The basketball star believes Clinton will, “build on the legacy of my good friend, President Barack Obama.”
James describes his childhood in Akron, Ohio living in poverty. While he attests that having basketball gave him a family, a community and an education, not everyone growing up in these conditions ends up being as fortunate. The mission of his foundation, the LeBron James Family Foundation, sets out to give kids the resources and opportunities they need to acquire an education.
“I believe in what President Obama has done for our country and support her commitment to continuing that legacy,” writes James.
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“Like my foundation, Hillary has always been a champion of children and their futures. For over 40 years, she’s been working to improve public schools, expand access to health care, support children’s hospitals, and so much more.”
James also believes that the violence that the African-American community is experiencing in this country must be addressed.
“We need a president who brings us together and keeps us unified. Policies and ideas that divide us more are not the solution,” James writes. “We must all stand together… Hillary is running on the message of hope and unity that we need.”
“We need a president who understands our community and will build on the legacy of President Obama. So let’s register to vote, show up to the polls, and vote for Hillary Clinton,” James urges.
Read his entire statement here.