In the first installment of a series of weekly addresses to the American people,
released by the White House Saturday, Biden’s team filmed him calling Michele, a woman from Roseville, California, who lost her job because of the pandemic. He promised that his economic plan is intended to help restore the loss of dignity and purpose that she and so many others have felt over the past year.
Biden hasn’t made headway
with his initial efforts to win bipartisan support for his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, so he is taking his case directly to the voters — connecting with Americans one at a time as he uses their stories to drive his policy agenda.
The clips of the conversation — which the White House framed as a modern-day version of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s fireside chats — were brief, tightly-edited and organized around Biden’s longstanding campaign theme that many Americans derive their dignity and self-worth from their jobs.
On the campaign trail last year…
— to www.cnn.com