ACCRA, 10 November 2020 – Political activists in Ghana are taking great pride in the role played by a Ghanaian-American in the successful bid for the White House by U.S. President-elect Joseph Biden and his running mate, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
“We are so proud that one of ours worked with Joe Biden on this victory,” said Kofi Mensah, who runs a political consultancy firm in the Ghanaian capital, Accra.
“The role played by our sister, Adjoa Asamoah, in the Biden campaign fills me and my team with great pride in what Africans are doing to rescue American democracy,” Mensah added.
Adjoa Asmoah, a political strategist and racial equality advocate, served as the National Advisor for Black Engagement on the Biden campaign. Part of the focus of her work was to boost black voter turnout.
Exit polls after the November 3 ballot in the United States showed that African-Americans, notably in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Georgia, voted by a landslide 87 percent for Biden. Only 12 percent of Black voters cast a ballot for incumbent president Donald Trump.
Her Ghanaian was born in Ghana, known then as the Gold Coast under Birish colonization. Her mother, an African American, was born and grew up in what was still a racist, segregationist Jim Crow south.
To learn more about the role played by Asamoah in the Biden campaign, click here to watch her appearance before the U.S. presidential election during an interview on Watch The Yard.