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Joe Biden

Candidate for President of the United States of America

Joe says, “We’re facing a battle for the soul of this nation. We will either stand against this hate now and wipe it out or we will rue the day we allowed it to grow and fester. Our values, our core beliefs, all that has made this nation a beacon to the world is at risk.”

Website: joebiden.com

Joe’s Vision

      • Protect and build on Obamacare with a public option
      • Double funding for community health centers
      • Transform our public health system to end this virus
      • Invest record amounts of money in building a 100% clean energy economy
      • Rejoin the Paris Accord on climate change on day one of his administration
      • Environmental justice will be at the core of all his work
      • Provide universal Pre-K, raise teachers’ pay, and triple funding for Title 1 schools
      • Provide four years of free public college for families making less than $125K a year and forgive student loans for most public college graduates
      • Crack down on systemic police misconduct
      • Invest $20 billion to shift our focus from incarceration to prevention
      • Back measures that make it easier to form and join unions
      • Fight for workplace safety and a fair wage so workers get not just praise, but the protection and pay they so deserve
      • Provide a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented people
      • Immediately end Trump’s inhumane border policies, protect Dreamers
      • Family unification and diversity are pillars of his immigration plan
      • Pass background checks on gun ownership and banning assault weapons
      • Lead by the power of our example, not the example of our power
      • Renew American leadership to mobilize the world to overcome the threats of our time, from nuclear proliferation and terrorism to climate change and a deadly pandemic
      • Fight to pass and sign the Equality Act to protect LGBTQ individuals from discrimination under the civil rights law
      • Reinstate key Obama-era provisions allowing transgender servicemembers to serve openly in the military, ban conversion therapy, fight sexual assault
      • Fight to make sure all Americans are treated with the dignity they deserve

Personal Information

      • Grew up in Scranton, PA
      • Graduated from University of Delaware
      • Law degree from Syracuse University
      • Devoted husband to Jill Jacobs Biden
      • Father to four children, two of whom are deceased
      • Loving Grandfather to many grandchildren

Professional Career

      • Public Defender in Delaware
      • Distinguished career as United States Senator from 1973-2009, becoming the fifth-youngest person ever elected to the U.S. Senate
      • Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee
      • Vice-President from 2009-2017 for President Obama
      • Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom
      • Administered the Recovery Act of 2008
      • Integral in passing the Affordable Care Act which expanded healthcare to 20 million people
      • Ardent fighter for many years for civil rights and voting rights
      • Wrote the Senate’s first-ever combatting climate change bill
      • Defeated the NRA twice which included a ten-year assault weapons ban and background checks
      • First top elected official to publicly support same-sex marriage
      • Fought throughout his career to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination
      • Led foreign policy for decades, passing key arms control deals, working to expand NATO, and helping to seal the Paris Accord and Iran Nuclear deal

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