99 years ago today, the 19th Amendment was ratified—enshrining in our Constitution that the right to vote cannot be denied based upon sex. Today, access to the ballot box is still out of reach for too many Americans—it’s up to every single one of us to break down the barriers.
Back in 2007, I had the opportunity to meet with Katie and talk with her about how to overcome a learning disability. Her story has stuck with me ever since. I'm glad we were able to catch up in Iowa, and I'm so proud to hear she has graduated from school.
A new school year is here—we must recognize those working to prepare our students to succeed in tomorrow’s economy: educators. As President, I will ensure our educators are supported with the pay and dignity they deserve. Read my plan here: http://JoeBiden.com/Education
I have always been a stalwart supporter of Israel—a vital partner that shares our democratic values. No democracy should deny entry to visitors based on the content of their ideas—even ideas they strongly object to. And no leader of the free world should encourage them to do so.
Before I was Vice President, before I was a Senator — I started my career as an elected official on the New Castle County Council. Local races matter. I'm proud to sign the @runforsomething pledge to support candidates up and down the ballot to invest in our party’s future.
Rep. Steve King should resign. His comments on rape and incest have no place in Congress and fuel a corrosive culture in this country around sexual assault. We deserve better from our elected officials.
WATCH: While speaking in Urbandale, U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, wonders whether 'there (would) be any population of the world left' without rape or incest.
.@DrBiden and I send our prayers to the police officers injured today in Philadelphia, and to their families who wake up every day knowing that their loved ones are walking into harm's way when they put on the badge. We're grateful for the selfless work they do to keep us safe.
6 Philadelphia police officers have been wounded in a standoff near Temple University, the authorities said
America is an idea. An idea that for centuries has offered hope to the tired, the poor, and the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. We won’t let Donald Trump and his administration change that.
Here's acting USCIS director Ken Cuccinelli saying on NPR this morning that the Statue of Liberty plaque should be changed to read, "give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet, and who will not become a public charge."
President Trump has emboldened white nationalists with messages of support, called Mexicans "rapists," and told members of Congress to "go back" to where they came from. The words of a president matter. And Trump has used his to unleash the deepest, darkest forces in our nation.
This is America, and we are strong and great because of our diversity — not in spite of it. Donald Trump doesn’t get that. Prioritizing wealthy immigrants while punishing working-class ones betrays the American idea that everyone gets a fair shot — regardless of background.
Breaking News: To curb immigration, the Trump administration will target legal migrants who use public programs, such as food stamps and housing subsidies
I know what it takes to beat the @NRA because I’ve done it twice before. In the Senate, @SenFeinstein and I took on the gun lobby to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and helped pass the Brady background check bill. As president, I’ll beat them once again.
The brave protestors in Hong Kong are demanding the rights and freedoms promised to them. The U.S. should be leading the free world to rally support behind them and, with one voice, defend our shared democratic ideals and the desire for liberty that beats in every heart.