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Campaign aims to increase vaccination rate against COVID-19 in black community

State Representative Reginald Bolding speaks about the Arizona Coalition for Change's efforts to get the COVID-19 vaccine to black communities.

The Arizona Coalition for Change is launching a new campaign, “Sleeves Up Arizona,” addressing low COVID-19 vaccination rates in black communities.

The organization met Wednesday in Eastlake Park in Phoenix and featured speakers such as Rep. Reginald Bolding and former NBA All-Star and Phoenix Suns player Cedric Ceballos.

Ceballos shared his story of fighting the virus and spent “20 days on death row” in intensive care.

“This is an uphill battle, but it won’t be just the doctors and scientists alone. We need to have a collective people from all walks of life to help us all so that we can overcome this,” Ceballos said.

“As a Black-led organization, we truly believe we have an opportunity and a space to use our voices on this issue,” said Bolding.