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Jill Biden Hosts Virtual Chats With Arizona Supporters

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Jill Biden participated in a series of virtual chats with Arizona supporters Thursday.

Biden is trying to garner support from the Latino community for her husband Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.

In a discussion hosted by Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, Biden said Arizona would be an important state for her husband to win as he seeks the White House.

Biden said the COVID-19 pandemic has elevated the inequalities and challenges Latinos face in America.

“This community is less likely to have jobs that allow for remote work and less likely to have health insurance,” she said.

Biden said her husband would fight for greater access to health care as well as be a champion for free community college tuition.

Participants in the chat highlighted the need for increased child care services for Latinos who would like to take advantage of any opportunities for educational growth.

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Jimmy Jenkins is a senior field correspondent at KJZZ and a contributor to NPR’s Election 2020 and Criminal Justice station collaborations. His work has been featured on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace, Here and Now, The Takeaway and NPR Newscasts.Originally from Terre Haute, Indiana, Jenkins has a B.S. in criminology from Indiana State University and a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University.Much of his reporting has focused on the criminal justice system. Jenkins has reported on Tasers, body cameras, use of force, jail privatization, prison health care and the criminal contempt trial of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.