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Joe Biden campaign to host event series Wednesday targeting young Florida voters

The events will feature prominent Democratic leaders across the state.

With just six days until the General Election, Joe Biden’s campaign is targeting young voters in the Sunshine State with several events Wednesday urging them to get out and vote early.

Biden for President Florida is hosting a series of events across the state with several Democratic leaders in support of the former Vice President and his running mate Kamala Harris.

The events will hone in on issues important to young Americans, addressing goals including clean energy, education and training beyond high school and ending gun violence.

The first event of the series will kick off  at 10:30 a.m. in Weston, Florida, and will feature U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Hallandale Beach Vice Mayor Sabrina Javellana and Broward Young Democrats President Clay Miller.

The next event, “Don’t Boo, Vote,” will feature Florida Rep. Shevrin Jones and Sen. Oscar Braynon. The event will start at 3 p.m. at the North Dade Regional Library in Miami Gardens.

HBCU Students for Biden co-chair Robin Seniors will co-host an event for Florida A&M University Students at 4 p.m., with the theme “Sweets and Swag.”

To conclude the day, two virtual phone banks will kick off at 6 p.m. One will cover North Florida and include Rep. Jones, Rep. Dan Daley and Tallahassee City Commission candidate Jack Porter. The other, in Southwest Florida, will feature U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro.

The outreach to young voters hones in on a prime voting bloc for Biden.

Across the U.S. the former Vice President holds an 11-point lead over President Donald Trump one week before the election, according to the newest edition of the CNBC All-America Economic Survey. The poll also shows a substantial part of Biden’s lead drawn from new voters and young voters, two groups whose turnout has long been in short supply.

“It comes down to the younger voters and the non-2016 voters,” said Jay Campbell, partner at Hart Research Associates, who served as the Democratic pollster on the survey. “If they do not turn out in substantial numbers, that makes the entire election a ton closer.”

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Kelly Hayes studied journalism and political science at the University of Florida. Kelly was born and raised in Tampa Bay. A recent graduate, she enjoys government and legal reporting. She has experience covering the Florida Legislature as well as local government, and is a proud Alligator alum. You can reach Kelly at kelly@floridapolitics.com.

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