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From Gaza to Gen Z Voting, U.S. Rep. James Clyburn Talks

May 16 – May 29, 2024
james clyburn

Fresh off the heels of being honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award last week, South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn was in Philadelphia over the weekend to campaign for the U.S. Rep Dwight Evans.

Clyburn is widely credited by many as the one Democrat who saved Joe Biden’s bid to be president in 2020. His endorsement helped to lift Biden’s chances with the Black vote — specifically with Black women.

This election cycle poses some challenges as Biden has struggled in some polls against his presumed Republican rival former President Donald Trump in attracting the Black vote again, especially members of Generation Z.

While in Philadelphia, Clyburn visited two large and prominent congregations in Mount Airy Church of God and Christ and Triumph Baptist Church. Triumph’s pastor, the Rev. James Hall is a native of South Carolina and is good friends with Clyburn and his family.

Clyburn sat down with The Philadelphia Tribune and discussed several topics ranging from Gaza to Black men voting.

You have served two different stints as Assistant House Democratic Leader. Why did you decide to step down, this time around?

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The Philadelphia Tribune is the oldest continuously published African-American newspaper in the United States.

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