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Steph, Ayesha Curry to appear at DNC with kids to endorse Biden

The couple recorded a video with their two daughters in which they explain their support for the former vice president.

Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha will appear during Thursday’s broadcast of the Democratic National Convention to endorse Joe Biden for President of the United States.

The couple recorded a video with their two daughters, Riley and Ryan, in which they explain “their support of Biden and also talking with their girls about politics and race in what the campaign is describing as a ‘candid look at a family conversation,'” per PEOPLE

“We want to ensure that our kids live in a nation that is safe, happy, healthy and fair,” Ayesha says in the video. “And so this election—,” she continues, before Steph adds: “We’re voting for Joe Biden.”

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Curry has been vocal about politics throughout his NBA career. After the Warriors won the 2016-17 NBA Finals, he made it clear that he didn’t want to visit the White House because “we don’t stand for basically what our President has—the things that he’s said and the things that he hasn’t said in the right times, that we won’t stand for it.”

Trump responded by rescinding Curry’s invitation.

Elsewhere in the video, the Golden State Warriors star asks his daughters: “What would you say if you knew that Joe Biden was going to have a woman as his vice president?”

“Surprised and happy,” Riley replies. Watch the moment via above.

Curry previously shared  his thoughts on racism and how it exists in different forms for different people, theGRIO reported. 

“The preconceived notions of how they view rich, successful Black people as anomalies and our intelligence and our well-spokenness, that’s always the first thing you hear. If somebody knows how to be articulate, if they know how to come into a room, that’s the subtle racism and prejudice that kind of starts to add on to something,” he said during a roundtable, produced by NBC Sports.

“If another white person hears that comment, they’re going to think the same thing. And it’s not going to trickle down to anybody else, and be able to create opportunities for somebody else to get that in that room and prove their value, prove their worth,’ Curry added.

He went on to describe the importance of bringing race issues to the forefront.

“It’s just shifting perspectives and, again, holding everybody accountable whether it’s a private conversation, whether it’s a tweet, whether it’s a video, whatever it is, to do the right thing, no pun intended, but to see everybody as equal, and that’s all we’re asking for,” said the six-time NBA All-Star.

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