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           President/VP and Candidates

         US President Joe Biden

“WE ARE LIVING THROUGH A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF THIS NATION.”

                                                                                 JOE BIDEN, APRIL 25, 2019

President Biden's Biography: President Biden graduated from the University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School. He served on the New Castle County Council. President Biden represented Delaware for 36 years in the U.S. Senate before becoming the 47th Vice President of the United States. At age 29, President Biden became one of the youngest people ever elected to the United States Senate. Just weeks after his Senate election, tragedy struck the Biden family when his wife Neilia and daughter Naomi were killed, and sons Hunter and Beau were critically injured, in an auto accident. Biden married Jill Jacobs in 1977, and in 1980, their family was complete with the birth of Ashley Blazer Biden. A lifelong educator, Jill earned her doctorate in education and returned to teaching as an English professor at a community college in Virginia.Beau Biden, Attorney General of Delaware and Joe Biden’s eldest son, passed away in 2015 after battling brain cancer with the same integrity, courage, and strength he demonstrated every day of his life.

As a Senator from Delaware for 36 years, President Biden established himself as a leader in facing some of our nation’s most important domestic and international challenges. As Chairman or Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee for 16 years, Biden is widely recognized for his work writing and spearheading the Violence Against Women Act  — the landmark legislation that strengthens penalties for violence against women, creates unprecedented resources for survivors of assault, and changes the national dialogue on domestic and sexual assault. As Chairman or Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for 12 years, Biden played a pivotal role in shaping U.S. foreign policy. He was at the forefront of issues and legislation related to terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, post-Cold War Europe, the Middle East, Southwest Asia, and ending apartheid. 

The 47th Vice President of the United States:

As Vice President, Biden continued his leadership on important issues facing the nation and represented our country abroad. Vice President Biden convened sessions of the President’s Cabinet, led interagency efforts, and worked with Congress in his fight to raise the living standards of middle-class Americans, reduce gun violence, address violence against women, and end cancer as we know it.

Biden helped President Obama pass and then oversaw the implementation of the Recovery Act — the biggest economic recovery plan in the history of the nation and our biggest and strongest commitment to clean energy. The President’s plan prevented another Great Depression, created and saved millions of jobs, and led to 75 uninterrupted months of job growth by the end of the administration. And Biden did it all with less than 1% in waste, abuse, or fraud — the most efficient government program in our country’s history.

President Obama and Vice President Biden also secured the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which reduced the number of uninsured Americans by 20 million by the time they left office and banned insurance companies from denying coverage due to pre-existing conditions.

He served as the point person for U.S. diplomacy throughout the Western Hemisphere, strengthened relationships with our allies both in Europe and the Asia-Pacific, and led the effort to bring 150,000 troops home from Iraq.

In a ceremony at the White House, President Obama awarded Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction — the nation’s highest civilian honor.

A New Chapter:

After leaving the White House, the Bidens continued their efforts to expand opportunity for every American with the creation of the Biden Foundation, the Biden Cancer Initiative, the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, and the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware.

On April 25, 2019, Biden announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Biden’s candidacy was built from the beginning around 3 pillars: the battle for the soul of our nation, the need to rebuild our middle class — the backbone of our country, and a call for unity, to act as One America. It was a message that would only gain more resonance in 2020 as we confront a pandemic, an economic crisis, urgent calls for racial justice, and the existential threat of climate change.

Source: paraphrased from: https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/president-biden/

 

Presidential Salary:

The president's salary currently sits at $400,000 annually plus a $50,000 expense account. This amount was set by Congress in 2001, with the passage of a provision in the treasury appropriations bill. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2023/03/20/how-much-does-the-president-make-salary/10550977002/

Presidential Retirement Pension: 

What is the retirement pay for a US president? Pension. The Secretary of the Treasury pays a taxable pension to the president. Former presidents receive a pension equal to the pay that the head of an executive department (Executive Level I) would be paid; as of 2020, it is $219,200 per year. ​https://www.thoughtco.com/presidential-retirement-benefits-3322200

Presidential Term Limit: No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of President more than once. http

s://constitutioncenter.org/the-constitution/amendments/amendment-xxii

Executive Orders and Actions issued by Biden: As of December 13, 2023, President Joe Biden (D) had signed 126 executive orders, 164 presidential memoranda, 540 proclamations, and 108 notices. Each of these presidential documents is different in authority and implementation. Executive orders are directives written by the president to officials within the executive branch requiring them to take or stop some action related to policy or management. They can be found in the Federal Register 

https://www.federalregister.gov/  

Biden's Executive orders organized by month can be found here in the Executive Order section by clicking the tab Executive Orders and Actions:

https://ballotpedia.org/Joe_Biden%27s_executive_orders_and_actions

Source: https://ballotpedia.org/Joe_Biden%27s_executive_orders_and_actions

Memoranda issued by Biden: Presidential memoranda are similar to executive orders, but they are neither numbered nor have the same publication requirements. Biden's Memoranda organized by month follow the tab under Memoranda issued by Bidenhttps://ballotpedia.org/Joe_Biden%27s_executive_orders_and_actions

Proclamations issued by Biden: Proclamations are executive directives that typically relate to private individuals or ceremonial events, such as holidays and commemorations. To see Proclamations issued by Biden and organized by month follow the tab under Proclamations issued by Biden. 

https://ballotpedia.org/Joe_Biden%27s_executive_orders_and_actions

Notices issued by Biden: Notices issued and organized can be found at this link under the Notices tab. https://ballotpedia.org/Joe_Biden%27s_executive_orders_and_actions

For an overview of the Biden administration including

Source: https://ballotpedia.org/Joe_Biden_presidential_administration#Key_legislation

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                  Vice President Kamala Harris

“MY MOTHER WOULD LOOK AT ME AND SHE'd  SAY, ‘KAMALA YOU MAY BE THE FIRST TO DO MANY THINGS BUT MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT THE LAST.’”

                                                                KAMALA HARRIS, JANUARY 28, 2019

Vice President Harris's Biography: Kamala D. Harris is the Vice President of the United States of America. She was elected Vice President after a lifetime of public service, having been elected District Attorney of San Francisco, California Attorney General, and United States Senator. She graduated from Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of Law. 

Years of Public Service "For the People"

In 1990, Vice President Harris joined the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office where she specialized in prosecuting child sexual assault cases. She then served as a managing attorney in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and later was chief of the Division on Children and Families for the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. 

She was elected District Attorney of San Francisco in 2003. In that role, Vice President Harris created a ground-breaking program to provide first-time drug offenders with the opportunity to earn a high school degree and find employment. The program was designated as a national model of innovation for law enforcement by the United States Department of Justice. 

In 2010, Vice President Harris was elected California’s Attorney General and oversaw the largest state justice department in the United States. She established the state’s first Bureau of Children’s Justice and instituted several first-of-their-kind reforms that ensured greater transparency and accountability in the criminal justice system. 

As Attorney General, Vice President Harris won a $20 billion settlement for Californians whose homes had been foreclosed on, as well as a $1.1 billion settlement for students and veterans who were taken advantage of by a for-profit education company. She defended the Affordable Care Act in court, enforced environmental law, and was a national leader in the movement for marriage equality.

In 2014, she married Douglas Emhoff. They have a large blended family that includes their children, Ella and Cole.

In 2017, Vice President Harris was sworn into the United States Senate. In her first speech, she spoke out on behalf of immigrants and refugees. As a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, she fought for better protections for DREAMers and called for better oversight of substandard conditions at immigrant detention facilities.

On the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, she worked with members of both parties to keep the American people safe from foreign threats and crafted bipartisan legislation to assist in securing American elections. She visited Iraq, Jordan, and Afghanistan to meet with servicemembers and assess the situation on the ground. She also served on the Senate Judiciary Committee. During her tenure on the committee, she participated in hearings for two Supreme Court nominees. 

As Senator, Vice President Harris championed legislation to combat hunger, provide rent relief, improve maternal health care, and address the climate crisis as a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Her bipartisan anti-lynching bill passed the Senate in 2018. Her legislation to preserve Historically Black Colleges and Universities was signed into law, as was her effort to infuse much-needed capital into low-income communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senate Committee Assignments: 

2019-2020

Harris was assigned to the following committees:

  • Committee on Intelligence (Select)

  • Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

  • Senate Committee on Budget

  • Committee on the Judiciary

How she voted on key issues see: https://ballotpedia.org/Kamala_Harris

 

2017-2018

At the beginning of the 115th Congress, Harris was assigned to the following committees:

  • Committee on Intelligence (Select)

  • Committee on the Budget

  • Committee on Environment and Public Works

  • Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

  • Committee on the Judiciary

Source: https://ballotpedia.org/Kamala_Harris

How she voted on key issues see: https://ballotpedia.org/Kamala_Harris

Campaign themes (her platform she ran on)

Source:: https://ballotpedia.org/Kamala_Harris

Triumphing many firsts she is Nominated to be Vice President

On August 11, 2020, Vice President Harris accepted President Joe Biden’s invitation to become his running mate and help unite the nation. She is the first woman, the first Black American, and the first South Asian American to be elected Vice President, as was the case with other offices she has held. She is, however, determined not to be the last.

As Vice President, Kamala Harris has worked in partnership with President Joe Biden to get America vaccinated, rebuild our economy, reduce child poverty, and pass an infrastructure law that will lift up communities that have been left behind. She has led the Administration’s efforts in rallying broad coalitions to protect the freedom to vote, expand workers’ rights to organize and collectively bargain, and stand up for women’s rights — supporting women in our workforce, addressing the maternal health crisis, and defending reproductive rights. The Vice President has also played a key role in engaging world leaders and strengthening our nation’s alliances and partnerships. In everything she does, she remains focused on the people of our nation—and our collective future.

Service Academy Nominations

The Vice President is authorized to nominate individuals to the United States Military, Naval, and Air Force Academies.

Source: Paraphrased from https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-harris/

Presidential Candidates

Joseph R. Biden Jr. received an undergraduate degree in political science and history from the University of Delaware in 1965, according to the university’s website. He received a Juris Doctor degree from the Law school at Syracuse University in New York in 1968, according to the law school's magazine. Joe Biden briefly worked as an attorney before turning to politics. He became the sixth youngest U.S. senator in history as well as Delaware’s longest-serving senator. His 2008 presidential campaign never gained momentum, but Democratic nominee Barack Obama selected him as his running mate, and Biden went on to serve two terms as the 47th vice president of the United States. In 2017, at the close of his administration, Obama presented Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Two years later Biden launched his campaign for U.S. president and was elected as the 46th president of the United States. He is now running for reelection in 2024.

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/08/24/where-did-joe-biden-go-college/7888214001/https://www.biography.com/political-figures/joe-biden

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Gabriel A. Cornejo,  on the Secretary of State's Website he is listed as an Entrepreneur for his occupation.For More information check out his website: https://www.gabe2024.com.

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Star Locke, on the Secretary of State's Website he is listed as a Soldier/Contractor for his occupation.   https://presidentialhopefuls.org/2020/02/04/star-locke/. Also check out this website for more information: https://starovertexas.net/

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Frankie Lozada, to learn about his platform he responded to the Candidate Connection on Ballotpedia with alot of information. He registered to run in New York. Frankie Lozada was born and raised in Hollis, NY located in Jamaica, Queens. Frankie is a proud American with a Puerto Rican Heritage. In his upbringing, he was always taught to have good morals and values and most importantly to value education and to honor and respect his cultural traditions. In the past 15 years, he has been traveling the United States as an entrepreneur and producing various events nationwide.​ For over a year and half, he worked with asylum-seeking families and unaccompanied minors at the Mexican border, which was an experience that completely altered his life. In addition to providing a humane and competent replacement for our flawed immigration system, he wants to enact measures that will boost the number of minority-owned businesses, minority-owned homes, and minority-educated residents. Frankie hopes to bring a younger, fresher perspective into office so he can represent, listen and help make better decisions for our country and our future generations. Being the leader of the best country in the world is a huge level of responsibility which is why it is imperative to ensure that policies fit the needs of the people.  Frankie's campaign is entirely supported by the public because he refuses to take any corporate funding, unlike any of his rivals. Instead, he would give priority to grassroots initiatives that will inspire our people to courageously speak up and fight for democracy. In his lifetime, he has only witnessed years of poor leadership and corruption, where elected politicians raise their social classes as poverty wreaks havoc on our neighborhoods. Politicians who do not experience the hardships of the typical American do not understand the necessity of the reforms that must be performed. From the streets where he was raised all the way to the White House, Frankie Lozada is the change this nation needs. He would become the youngest and first Latino President when elected.

https://ballotpedia.org/Frankie_Lozada_(President_of_the_United_States,_New_York,_candidate_2024)

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Armando "Mando" Perez-Serrato, rArmando Perez-Serrato was born in Orange, California. Perez-Serrato's career experience includes working as a substitute teacher, a para-educator, and a behavioral therapist in general and special education. Filed in California. 

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SENIORS: Receive More Money, A 50% Raise In Monthly Social Security Checks, Universal Healthcare

WORKING CLASS: Lower Federal Income Tax, Federal Interest Rates, Prices Of Gas, Groceries & Housing

STUDENTS: Get More Money For School By Doubling Both Federal Education Budget & Financial Aid

Source: https://ballotpedia.org/Armando_Perez-Serratohttps://presidentmando.com/

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Dean Phillips has a bachelor's degree from Brown University in 1991, and a master's degree in business from the University of Minnesota in 2000. From 1993 to 2012, Phillips worked as the president and chief executive officer of Phillips Distilling Company, a distillery and liquor brand owned by his family. He then worked as the executive chairman of Talenti Gelato from 2012 to 2016. In 2016, Phillips co-founded Penny's Coffee, a coffee shop chain in Minnesota. Phillips was first elected to public office in 2018, representing Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District. He won re-election in 2020 and 2022.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2023-2024

Phillips was assigned to the following committees:

  • Committee on Foreign Affairs

  • Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, Ranking member

  • Committee on Small Business

  • Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access

  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development

 

2021-2022

Phillips was assigned to the following committees:

  • Committee on Ethics

  • Committee on Foreign Affairs

  • Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights

  • Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber

  • Committee on Small Business

  • Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations, Chair

  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development

2019-2020

Phillips was assigned to the following committees:

  • Committee on Ethics

  • Committee on Financial Services

  • Committee on Foreign Affairs

Source: https://ballotpedia.org/Dean_Phillips

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Cenk Uygur received a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from Columbia Law SchoolAs of his 2020 campaign, Uygur had worked as a lawyer, a TV producer, and a talk radio host. He founded or co-founded several political organizations, including The Young Turks, Wolf Pac, and Justice Democrats. He hosts The Young Turks the largest online news show in the world. Founder & CEO of TYT. Watch #TYTL

Source: https://ballotpedia.org/Cenk_Uygur

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Marianne Williamson is a lecturer and author who has published more than a dozen books. She previously ran for office in 2014 as an independent candidate to represent California's 33rd Congressional District. Williamson also founded Project Angel Food, a meal delivery service for homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area, and the nonprofit Peace Alliance. Marianne Williamson is a bestselling author, political activist, and spiritual thought leader. For over three decades, she has been a leader in spiritual and religiously progressive circles. She is the author of 15 books, four of which have been #1 New York Times bestsellers.She has also worked throughout her career on poverty, anti-hunger and racial reconciliation issues. In 2004, she co-founded The Peace Alliance and supports the creation of a U.S. Department of Peace. Williamson ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. Source: https://marianne2024.com/meet-marianne/

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