We, the undersigned, endorse Joseph R. Biden, Jr. for President and Kamala D. Harris for Vice President of the United States.
Vice President Joe Biden has demonstrated throughout his career outspoken support for the Albanian people, a commitment to helping all Americans succeed, and a devotion to our democratic institutions. The United States needs all those things in their next president. Biden’s life-long support for Albanians has been singularly impressive. As a leader in Congress, he embraced Albania’s transition to democracy and called on the United States to support its development since then. When the people of Kosova fought for their freedom and independence, Joe Biden stood by their side. When the Serbian government responded to that demand with a vicious ethnic cleansing campaign, Joe Biden supported American military intervention and eventually Kosova’s independence. He has also supported democracy and human rights for Albanians throughout the Balkans during his tenure in the Senate and as Vice-President.
Here in the United States, Joe Biden has worked to make real the economic opportunity and security Americans need to keep our country prosperous. The Vice President has led the way in demanding health care coverage and quality education for all. He has also embraced the need for the United States to lead on combating climate change and developing the technology for that purpose. On the pandemic, Biden has promised Federal leadership based on the recommendations of public health officials, as well as broad economic relief. The Vice President has also led the fight for equality for women, minorities, LGBTQ Americans, and others. Most importantly for a community of immigrants, Joe Biden believes deeply in American democracy and international institutions. He has worked across party lines on behalf of the American people, sought consensus on some of the most difficult issues facing this country, and has demonstrated integrity and honesty. We need these qualities in our next president. Joe Biden has also worked diligently to support and strengthen international institutions. Those institutions are as important now as they were when the United States helped form them in the aftermath of World War II.
We also support Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris for Vice President. Senator Harris’ experience and compassion will make her a strong advisor. Moreover, her personal story as a first generation American is inspiring, as is her love for this country.
For all these reasons and more, we endorse Joe Biden for President and Kamala Harris for Vice President at this critical moment for our nation and the world.