Bridgett Floyd, the sister of George Floyd, called for change and stressed the value of voting in a campaign ad for presidential nominee Joe Biden, which was released on what would have been her brother's 47th birthday on Wednesday.
In a short ad titled "Change," Bridgett discusses why she thinks Biden is the change the country’s leadership needs, according to The Hill. She also recalled her family meeting with Biden after George was killed, adding how the former vice president was sincere and genuine.
“Biden is the change that we need,” Floyd said.“He was there to listen. He was very sincere,” she continued.
In May, George was killed after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes, as Blavity previously
reported. Since the video of his death sparked public outrage, activists have protested against social justice issues in demonstrations nationwide.
In June, Biden met with the Floyd family as protests swelled in wake of George’s death, and delivered a statement at his funeral in Houston seeking peace and unity against racism.
“We cannot leave this moment thinking we can once again turn away from racism that stings at our very soul, from systemic abuse that still plagues American life," he said in a video address.
Bridgett Floyd and civil rights attorney Ben Crump appeared on GMA3: What You Need To Know on Wednesday and urged voters to register for the upcoming presidential election, per ABC News.
"My brother's death sparked a global outcry for change," she said. "And that's why I'm encouraging everyone to vote… on this day, George's 47th birthday. Whoever you want to vote for, whoever you're going to bubble in, whoever you're going to move to the side — get it all laid out and go take action."
Crump added that the way George’s case has been handled is an example of the dichotomy of the justice system and why it needs change.
"It demonstrates that there are two justice systems in America, one for Black America and one for white America," Crump said. "During all my time as an attorney, I have never seen a Black person charged with murder, being granted permission by the court to leave the state because of safety concerns. It is only when white people kill Black people that we start raising these issues."
Chauvin is facing multiple felony charges, including second-degree murder. On Oct. 7, he was released after posting a conditional $1 million bond. Two days later, it was revealed that a judge allowed him to find living arrangements outside of the state, The Hill reports.
Floyd said Biden’s support and commitment to her family prove that he is the candidate she’s backing in November.
"I shared a personal message about how my family and I appreciate [former] Vice President Biden's sincere condolences, support during the memorial services for my brother. I know for certain Biden is the change that we need," she said.