One of the fundamental values that President-elect Biden and I share is a belief in the dignity of work.
We both understand that a job is about more than a paycheck. It’s about dignity and respect.
Joe learned that lesson from his father. I learned it from my mother.
My mother taught me in her words and her actions, that no matter how you earn a living, whether you’re a caregiver or truck driver, grocery store clerk or small business owner, every job has inherent value and worth.
And every worker, everywhere, has a right to earn a living wage…
One of the fundamental principles upon which America’s democracy rests — a principle as sacred as a civic value can be — is fidelity to the rule of law.
In times of stability, that principle can seem abstract, like something out of a legal textbook that isn’t relevant to our daily lives.
But in times of upheaval, we come to realize, to appreciate, just how vital the rule of law truly is.
What we saw yesterday in our nation’s capital was, as the President-elect called it, an assault on the rule of law.
And it has no place in our…
As President-elect Biden and I look ahead to the challenges we will inherit upon walking into the White House, we are focused on containing this pandemic and delivering relief to all who need it.
We are focused on safely reopening our schools and responsibly reopening our economy.
And, as we’ve said many times, we are also focused on building America back better and doing what is necessary to lift up all Americans no matter where they live — whether it’s in big cities, rural areas, or anyplace in between.
One of the most important ways we will do that is…
Over these past few days and weeks, we have announced members of our administration, who will help us meet the unprecedented challenges facing the American people.
We have brought together a health care team that will help contain this pandemic once and for all, an economic team that will help build an economy that works for working people, and all those looking to work, and a national security and foreign policy team that will help keep our nation safe, and restore and advance our leadership around the world.
Today, we are announcing leaders who will help deliver immediate…
President-elect Biden and I will take office at a consequential moment for our country.
Even as we work to contain this pandemic and responsibly open our economy, we also need to lead the Defense Department into the future, rebuild and renew global alliances and partnerships, and make sure the United States is prepared to address new threats and new challenges — from cyber to climate.
The fundamental responsibility of our administration — and any administration — is keeping the American people safe and secure.
My whole career has been about keeping Americans safe.
In the United States Senate…
Congratulations Mr. President-elect on nominating and appointing this outstanding team to get this pandemic under control.
And thank you to these accomplished physicians, experts, and public servants for answering the call to serve the American people in this hour of need.
Over Thanksgiving, the president-elect and I called health care workers who are on the front lines of this pandemic. Just to thank them.
We wanted to express our gratitude — and our nation’s gratitude — for everything they have been doing. For every sacrifice they have made.
That day, I spoke with a registered nurse named Maureen in Pennsylvania…
Mr. President-elect, congratulations on choosing this outstanding economic team.
And to our nominees and appointees, thank you for your continued service to our nation.
This is the team we need to deliver immediate economic relief to the American people, to get our economy back on track, and to make sure it works for working people.
And, as President-elect Biden noted earlier, completing that task could not be more urgent.
Cases of COVID-19 are spiking.
And beyond the tragic loss of life, the toll of this recession continues to mount.
Across America, one in six adults with children say their families…
Thank you, Secretary Kerry.
And congratulations Mr. President-elect on bringing together this extraordinary team.
I have always believed in the nobility of public service, and these Americans embody it.
Their lives and careers are a testament to the dedication, sacrifice, and commitment to civic responsibility that have strengthened our democracy — and kept America’s promise alive — for more than two hundred years.
President-elect Biden and I have long known that when we were elected, we would inherit a series of unprecedented challenges upon walking into the White House.
Addressing these challenges starts with getting this pandemic under control, opening…
Congressman John Lewis, before his passing, wrote: “Democracy is not a state. It is an act.”
And what he meant was that America’s democracy is not guaranteed.
It is only as strong as our willingness to fight for it, to guard it and never take it for granted.
And protecting our democracy takes struggle.
It takes sacrifice. There is joy in it and there is progress.
Because We The People have the power to build a better future.
And when our very democracy was on the ballot in this election, with the very soul of America at stake…
Are you ready?
Joe’s here. Jill’s here. Doug’s here. You are here. We are here.
To bring this election home!
And we’ve got one more day.
This is it.
Joe and I are just so grateful.
For your support, your prayers, your love. For your time — volunteering, making calls. For your trust in us. And for your vote.
And as we head into tomorrow, I know we are empowered. We are optimistic about our future. We know the strength of unity. We know the strength of America.
When Joe asked me to join this…