What We Want from President Elect Joe Biden

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Courtesy of Joebiden.com Team Joe Toolkit

President Elect Joe Biden at a COVID-19 Briefing in Wilmington, Del. Photo taken on October 28, 2020.

Ashley Cortez, Staff Writer

Change has come after four years of disappointment and hope is back for many Americans.

Joe Biden was Vice President under President Obama and when Biden saw where this country’s poor leadership was leading the country he knew he had to run against President Donald Trump.

In 2010, President Obama found a way to get better health care with “The Affordable Care Act” also known as “Obama Care.” Obama Care helped many people live healthier. President-elect Biden plans for Obama Care to protect and build on the Affordable Care Act.

President-elect Biden is taking over, to help people fight for their health, when he goes into the White House in January 2021. The country wants the new President to find a safe way to prevent more spread of the virus or stop the virus for good, for everything to go back to “normal.”

Women should be respected, no matter the situation, which applies to everybody. Men and women are raped a thousand times a year. President Trump denied after he sexually assaulted a woman and the his people defended him. President-elect Biden should speak on protecting women’s rights and find ways to stop sexual assault. 

As a young female, I do have certain privileges taken away from me because my parents live with the fear that something might happen to me. I can’t stay out after 10 p.m. and I can’t go sleep over at friend’s house because she has brothers and a dad. Women should be able to have every right a man has, especially the right of freedom of speech. 

In the beginning of 2020 and during the middle of the presidential election many people were fighting for their lives and rights. President Trump said, “I am not in favor of gay marriage,” “ I don’t support gay marriage,” and “I’m against gay marriage.” Most high schoolers want to be treated equally more than anything and not to be told to go back “where we came from.”

The country wants equality and acceptance from the new leader of the United States. We want to stop hearing phrases from the leader of the country, spout out, “we are going to build a wall” or “You are a rude, terrible person.” We want safety, meaning going out in public not feeling judged for who you are or going out feeling like you’re physically in danger. A leader to stand up for others beliefs. 

High schoolers and many in this country all want safety, human rights, and equality from our new President.