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Clinton Releases Radio Ads Featuring Morgan Freeman, Kerry Washington

The ads touch on Clinton’s plan to combat racial inequity in the country

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    The campaign for Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton released two radio ads Tuesday, narrated by Morgan Freeman and Kerry Washington.

    The ads will air in Chicago and Rockford in the lead-up to the March 15 Democratic presidential primary. 

    Both feature excerpts from a February speech Clinton gave in Harlem, New York introducing her Breaking Every Barrier agenda that deals with emboldening African American communities.

    An ad narrated by Freeman, titled “Imagine”, touches on Clinton’s history of fighting for racial justice.

    “Imagine if white kids were 500 percent more likely to die from asthma than black kids,” Clinton said. “Imagine if a white baby were twice as likely to die before her first birthday than an African American baby. Ending systemic racism requires contributions from all of us, especially those of us who haven’t experienced it ourselves.”

    During her career, Clinton has fought to expose segregation in Alabama schools and to combat racial profiling.

    Another ad narrated by Washington, titled “Fight for Us”, outlines Clinton’s agenda.

    “You deserve a serious plan to create jobs." Clinton said. "A plan to address the generations of underinvestment and neglect."

    The ad claims Clinton will raise incomes, reform the country’s justice system and “build on President Barack Obama’s progress.”

    Clinton currently leads Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in pledged delegates, 672 to 477.

    Last weekend, Clinton took Louisiana, while Sanders took Kansas and Nebraska.

    March 15 is shaping up to be a decisive day in the primary election cycle. Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, Illinois and Ohio will be decided that day.

     

    A recently released NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found Hillary Clinton holds a nine-point national lead over Sanders. She received the support of 53 percent of Democratic voters, while the Vermont senator had 44, according to the poll.