July 10, 2019: In an interview on NPR’s Morning Edition, Buttigieg discussed his black voter outreach efforts and “Douglass Plan,” which he says will address systemic racial inequality.
July 8, 2019: LGBTQ Victory Fund made its first presidential endorsement in the organization’s history, announcing its support for Buttigieg. Buttigieg returned to South Bend, Indiana, to address the city’s Common Council following a police-involved shooting last month. He said he would ask the Board of Public Safety for a community-oriented review of policing, including the use of deadly force, body cameras, and suspect pursuit policies.
July 7, 2019: Buttigieg spoke at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he announced a minority-focused small business plan that would allow indviduals who qualify for Pell Grants to defer their student loan payments and potentially forgive their loans if they start a business. His plan would also establish a $10 billion fund for minority-owned businesses.
July 3, 2019: Buttigieg released a national service plan that would increase the number of available service positions and establish a chief service officer serving on the Domestic Policy Council and the National Security Council.
July 2, 2019: Buttigieg spoke at the Rainbow PUSH Convention in Chicago. Other participating candidates included Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, and Bill de Blasio. Also that day, Axios reported that Story Syndicate was filming a documentary following Buttigieg's presidential campaign.