LGBTQ+ EQUALITY

Joe Biden believes that every human being should be treated with respect and dignity and be able to live without fear no matter who they are or who they love. During the Obama-Biden Administration, the United States made historic strides toward LGBTQ+ equality from the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" to Biden's historic declaration in support of marriage equality on Meet the Press in 2012 to the unprecedented advancement of protections for LGBTQ+ Americans at the federal level.

Immigration

It is a moral failing and a national shame when a father and his baby daughter drown seeking our shores. When children are locked away in overcrowded detention centers and the government seeks to keep them there indefinitely. When our government argues in court against giving those children toothbrushes and soap. When President Trump uses family separation as a weapon against desperate mothers, fathers, and children seeking safety and a better life.

Climate Change

From coastal towns to rural farms to urban centers, climate change poses an existential threat, not just to our environment, but to our health, our communities, our national security, and our economic well-being. It also damages our communities with storms that wreak havoc on our towns and cities and our homes and schools. It puts our national security at risk by leading to regional instability that will require U.S military-supported relief activities and could make areas more vulnerable to terrorist activities.

Government Reform

"We the people." Those words changed everything. Power rested in the people, not the government. Freedom to think, to speak, to act, to criticize your government, all protected. We became the model for the world. Our Constitution doesn't begin with the phrase, "We the Democrats" or "We the Republicans." And it certainly doesn't begin with the phrase, "We the Donors."

K-12 Education

At a forum with teachers in Houston, Texas, Vice President Biden is outlining a plan that 1) provides educators the support and respect they need and deserve, and 2) invests in all children from birth, so that regardless of their zip code, parents' income, race, or disability, they are prepared to succeed in tomorrow's economy.

Gun Violence

Joe Biden knows that gun violence is a public health epidemic. Almost 40,000 people die as a result of firearm injuries every year in the United States, and many more are wounded. Some of these deaths and injuries are the result of mass shootings that make national headlines. Others are the result of daily acts of gun violence or suicides that may not make national headlines, but are just as devastating to the families and communities left behind.

Restoring Leadership

This year, in this election, we are called to reaffirm our values and our commitments, to hold them against a hard reality and see how we are measuring up, to the legacy of our forbearers.

Criminal Justice Reform

Equality, equity, justice, these ideas form the American creed. We have never lived up to it and we haven't always gotten it right, but we've never stopped trying. This is especially true when it comes to our criminal justice system.

Central America

The people of the United States and Central America have a strong and abiding friendship. We are bound together not just by proximity, but by our shared history and values, and the deeply rooted connections of family and friends that inextricably link our futures. These ties are an essential part of our strength, and they should never be diminished or taken for granted.

Endorsements

Barack Obama

President

Andrew Cuomo

Govenor

Bernie Sanders

Senator

Elizabeth Warren

Senator

Michael Bloomberg

Billionaire

Pete Buttigeg

Mayor

Robert O'Rourke

Activist

Deval Patrick

Govenor

Bill de Blasio

Mayor

John Hickenlooper

Govenor