The Democratic Vision for America – a brief summary

Campaign Finance ReformJoe Biden and the Democrats support restricting SuperPACs, ending dark money groups, keeping foreign money out of our elections, and transparent public financing of our elections.
Civil Rights Joe Biden and the Democrats believe in equal opportunity and freedom for all – no matter your race, disability, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic situation, or immigration heritage.
Climate/Environment Joe Biden and the Democrats recognize that climate change threatens more than just our environment – it’s a threat to our health, economy, and future. Joe will recommit to the Paris Agreement, stand up to polluters, and invest in clean energy to create jobs here at home.
Criminal JusticeWe need to address the racial, gender, and income-based disparities in our criminal justice system. Joe Biden and the Democrats support legislation to end cash bail discrimination against people of color, eliminate mandatory sentencing minimums, address systemic misconduct in police departments, and eliminate private prisons.
Corruption & Clean Gov’tGovernment should work for everyone — not just the powerful & wealthy few. Joe Biden and the Democrats recognize that government transparency and accountability at all levels of government is necessary to level the playing field and to rebuild our democracy.
COVID-19Americans are losing work and dying from COVID-19 while the GOP continue to deny that a crisis exists. Here is the link to Biden’s plan: joebiden.com/beat-covid19/ and the Democrats platform: https://democrats.org/where-we-stand/party-platform/
EducationNo child’s educational opportunity should be determined by their zip code, parents’ income, race, or disability. Joe & the Democrats will expand access to quality public education from childhood through college.
Disability JusticeWe need to view all policies through an inclusive lens to ensure people with disabilities are able to participate fully in our communities. Biden and the Democrats will fight for disability justice.
Foreign PolicyJoe Biden will pick up the pieces of Donald Trump’s broken foreign policy and repair the damage he has caused around the world. He’ll rebuild a modern, agile U.S. Department of State and strengthen our alliances across the globe to build respect for democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.
Gun Violence Joe Biden and the Democrats believe in responsible gun ownership. Biden supports universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Pro-GunIt’s within our grasp to end our gun violence epidemic and respect the Second Amendment. As president, Biden will pursue constitutional, common-sense gun safety policies.
Health CareJoe Biden and the Democrats believe affordable health care is a right. Biden will protect and build on the Affordable Care Act to give Americans more choice and reduce health care costs.
Immigration ReformImmigration has always made our nation stronger. Joe Biden and the Democrats will address the Trump-created humanitarian crisis at our border and modernize our immigration system to keep families together, safeguard our security, and grow our economy.
InfrastructureJoe Biden and the Democrats are committed to rebuilding our infrastructure so that America and the American middle class can compete in the global economy.
Economy & JobsAs Vice President, Biden fought for, helped pass, and then oversaw the implementation of the Recovery Act, which ended the 2008 Recession, and led to more than 10 years of economic growth, uninterrupted until the Coronavirus this year. He will continue to build on his successes with a strong focus on creating millions of clean, sustainable jobs.
LGBTQA+LGBTQA+ rights are human rights. Joe Biden and the Democrats support the Equality Act and will fight to ensure no one has to live in fear of being fired or evicted simply because of who they are or whom they love.
Middle Class Joe Biden and the Democrats will fight for a stronger, inclusive middle class where every American has a fair shot to get ahead.
Military & Veterans Joe Biden and the Democrats recognize the depths of sacrifice by the men and women who defend our nation and will ensure veterans and their families receive the care and benefits they’ve earned.
Police Brutality Joe Biden stands with Black communities across this country. He wants to establish a national police oversight commission. Biden supports community policing. He wants to ensure that every police department in the country implements reforms as needed. He does not support defunding the police.
Social Security & Medicare Joe Biden and the Democrats believe that all Americans have the right to a secure retirement and will fight to protect both Medicare and Social Security for future generations.
Trump Tax Cuts Joe Biden and the Democrats will fight back against tax cuts for the wealthy few and corporations. No one earning less than $400,000 will see their tax burden increase.
Wealth Inequality Joe Biden and the Democrats want to put more money back in the hands of working people. Every worker should be paid a minimum wage of at least $15 an hour. It’s time for corporations, the wealthy few, and Wall Street pay their fair share.
Women’s RightsJoe Biden and the Democrats stand for women’s rights.  Joe believes all women deserve fair and equal compensation. He also knows that when there is increased access to contraceptives, like under the Affordable Care Act, the rate of abortions goes down. Joe will make sure women will have their reproductive rights protected.
Voting RightsJoe Biden and the Democrats support policies to ensure every American can safely make their voice heard this November. That means expanding vote-by-mail, online voter registration, early voting, and ensuring options for safe in-person voting.
“Our Candidates Are Not Progressive Enough”It will take all of us working together to defeat Donald Trump and make progress towards affordable health care and college, clean energy, a strong middle class, and campaign finance reform.
“Kamala Harris was not my first choice for VP”Kamala Harris has a demonstrated history of leadership and she is extremely qualified for this position.
“Shouldn’t Have Been a Woman, Should Have Been Most Qualified Candidate”As a former VP, Joe Biden understands what it takes to be a Vice President. Kamala Harris was chosen precisely because of her qualifications and accomplishments. The movement we’re building is stronger because it champions diverse experiences and perspectives.
Read MoreYou can read more about Joe Biden and the Democrats’ platforms here: https://joebiden.com/joes-vision/ and here: https://democrats.org/where-we-stand/party-platform/
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