Who are Joe Biden and Kamala Harris?
As you probably know, Donald Trump is going to leave the White House very soon since he didn’t manage to win the presidential election again this year. After 3 long days spent counting the ballots, it turned out that Joe Biden is going to be the new president of the United States and Kamala Harris is going to be the first woman as vice president-elect. But who are they? And how did they manage to win in spite of the fact that Donald Trump seemed to be the favourite at the beginning?Joseph Robinette Biden, best known as Joe Biden, was born in Pennsylvania in 1942. He went into politics when he was very young. At the age of 30, he became Senator for the State of Delaware and represented the Democratic Party.
He was in office until his candidacy as vice president in 2008. He’s also worked as Chairman in many organs such as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the International Narcotics Control Caucus and more.
What will Biden and Harris do once they are in office? During their campaign, they promised to change many things actually. First of all, they want to introduce stricter rules in order to deal with COVID-19 and that’s why Biden strongly criticized Trump’s approach against the pandemic. They also want to make future vaccinations and swabs free for everyone. This decision is in line with the Obamacare, proposed by Obama during his term as president and of course supported by Biden. As Donald Trump would have done, they’ll raise the minimum wage to 15 dollars per hour and withdraw American troops from Afghanistan, ending a mission which has been going on for over 20 years now. Biden and Harris want to make a big difference in the United States history by ending death penalty, which is still present in more than 10 states. They both support the BLM (Black Lives Matter) and the LGBTQ+ community so they’ll act in favour of these minorities. Biden said he would keep gay marriages legal and guarantee freedom of choice about abortion. The new president and his vice aim to be part of the Paris Agreement again and to be carbon-neutral by 2050. Will they be able to do all this? We strongly hope so because the U.S have been going through some hard times lately. Now we just have to wish good luck to both of them and hope they’ll be good leaders for the American people.
Martina Carulli, Anna Donà; 2^D