Why I’m With Joe Biden

August 20, 2020 News

On April 15, 2014, the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, Vice President Joe Biden came to our city to rally our spirits. He reminded us: “We are Boston. We are America. We respond, we endure, we overcome–and we own the finish line.”

Sitting in the front row, I will never forget the way he made us feel. And I will never forget the way he listened and connected with survivors and grieving families behind the scenes. His unique ability to empathize with all of us and lift us up has never been more important.

Joe knows Boston, and we know Joe. And in Boston, we need Joe Biden to be the next president of the United States of America. 

  • Joe shares our values of resilience and compassion. He knows that true pride comes in knowing who you are and treating every single person you meet with dignity. 
  • Joe will be a true partner for Boston in the White House. Having an ally for cities will allow Boston to do so much more for our kids’ education, for housing that families can afford, and for the environment that we depend on in our coastal city. Over the last four years, we have seen what happens when Washington stops caring about Bostonians in need. With Joe, cities will have a champion who understands our needs.
  • Joe will bring leadership to Washington. America needs a leader right now, more than ever. The pandemic has shown us what it’s like to face a dangerous crisis without leadership from the White House. It’s been devastating. 2020 has been one of the most trying years any of us can remember. But in November, we have a chance to chart a new course. 
  • Joe has the character and experience to move us forward. I’ve seen it up close, in the way he treats people. And we all saw it every day he served in the Obama-Biden Administration–from leading the economic recovery after the Great Recession, to getting the landmark Affordable Care Act passed, to assembling a pandemic team to fight Ebola, to representing America with dignity abroad, to leading the search for a cancer cure. 

In Joe Biden, we can have a president who believes in science and listens to public health experts instead of demeaning them. We can have a president who rallies America together instead of constantly tearing us apart. We can have a president dedicated to restoring America’s soul, building back even better than before, and turning this country around. 

Joe Biden is someone I admire and consider a good friend. He understands the struggles that regular people go through. He’s lived them. As someone in recovery, I connect with people who have struggled, suffered, and overcome, and we see those same qualities in Joe.

That’s what we need in America right now–someone who understands who we are, what we’ve been through, and how to lead us forward. 

That’s what we’ll get with Joe Biden. He’s a great leader and an even better person. And that’s why I’m going to do everything I can to make sure he’s the next president of the United States. I invite you to join me.