As our nation grapples with the ongoing pandemic, Latino communities are facing the public health and economic impacts of the crisis. Today, Joe Biden spoke with two prominent Latino radio hosts, Enrique Santos and Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, about how the crisis is affecting their communities, the Latinos on the frontlines fighting the virus, and his ‘emergency plan for the economy’.
For Tu Mañana, Vice President Biden spoke with Enrique Santos, the Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of iHeartLatino, about how the nation can come together to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19). Vice President Biden urged Florida to heed the advice of public health experts as it deals with the crisis, and he applauded Latinos who are on the frontlines in the health care and hospitality industries. The interview aired on syndicated Hispanic radio stations across the country and was streamed on Santos’ Instagram, offering Latino audiences reassurance during a time of uncertainty.
Vice President Biden also spoke with Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo for Entravision’s El Show de Piolín, is a popular talk show that reaches more than 45 Spanish-language radio stations across the country. In his conversation with El Piolin, Biden spoke about how important immigrants are to the fabric of this nation, how he is going to address immigration reform are president, and the need to have hope in a time of crisis like this.
Additionally, Vice President Biden released a statement yesterday that commemorated civil rights and farm labor leader César Chávez for the principles he championed throughout his lifetime on behalf of farmworkers, and underscored how the farmworkers on the frontlines of the ongoing pandemic embody the spirit of Chávez today. As farmworkers put themselves at risk to keep America fed and healthy during the pandemic, Vice President Biden called on their employers to provide protections that ensure everybody’s physical and economic health and security of workers.