Category: US President

Candidates: US President

US President Overview:

Voters choose a President every 4 years.

  • Runs the US government and the army
  • Approves or rejects US laws
  • Creates a budget for spending US tax money
  • Works with leaders from other countries

All Candidates for US President:

Donald J Trump*/Michael R Pence
Republican

Joseph R Biden/Kamala D Harris
Democrat

Jo Jorgensen*/Jeremy (Spike) Cohen
Libertarian

Howie Hawkins/Angela Walker
Pacific Green

Dario Hunter/Dawn Neptune Adams
Progressive

*Means that candidate did not submit a statement to DRO for the Easy Voting Guide.

Joseph R Biden

Photo: Joseph R Biden

Democrat
http://www.JoeBiden.com

City where I live: Wilmington, DE

Skills: Former Vice President of the United States. Former U.S. Senator. Former county councilmember, attorney, public defender. Syracuse University College of Law (J.D.); University of Delaware (B.A.)

3 things I will do if I win:

Icon: A doctor wearing a head mirror and with a medical cross on their chest holds a sheet of paper with a medical cross and writing. 1.  Biden knows that Americans need quality health care, now more than ever–especially the one in four Americans with disabilities. As Vice President, he worked to pass the Affordable Care Act, protecting 100 million Americans with pre-existing conditions and ending annual and lifetime caps.

Icon: one person wielding a pick-axe with another people seated at a desk with a computer. Label: Jobs2. Joe Biden is running to rebuild a stronger, more inclusive middle class, where everyone gets a fair return on their work and an equal shot to get US ahead, including Americans with disabilities. He knows how to rebuild a battered economy: as Vice President, he administered the 2009 Recovery Act.

Icon: person in wheelchair holding hands with person in dress holding hands with a person in pants and the label Civil Rights beneath3. Joe Biden knows American history isn’t a fairytale. We’ve never lived up to our founding promise of equality for all – but we’ve never quit trying. Throughout his career, Biden has fought for the rights and opportunities of people with disabilities – working to pass the Rehabilitation Act.

Howie Hawkins

Photo: Howie HawkinsPacific Green
www.howiehawkins.us

City where I live: Syracuse, New York

Skills: Retired Teamster warehouse and construction worker. Marine Corps veteran. Dartmouth College. Three-time Green Party candidate for New York governor in 2010, 2014, and 2018. First US candidate to campaign for a Green New Deal in 2010.

3 things I will do if I win:

Icon: image of the sun, a wind turbine, and apower/thunderbolt icon with grass beneath1. CLIMATE ACTION – An Ecosocialist Green New Deal featuring  public enterprise and planning to rapidly rebuild the power, transportation, manufacturing, buildings, and agricultural sectors for 100% clean energy and zero to negative greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Icon: one person wielding a pick-axe with another people seated at a desk with a computer. Label: Jobs2. ECONOMIC JUSTICE – An Economic Bill of Rights: Job guarantee. Guaranteed income above poverty. Affordable housing for all. Improved Medicare for All. Tuition-free public education from child care and pre-K through college and trade school. Retirement security by doubling Social Security.

Icon: peace symbol (anti-nuclear circle with 3 lines)3.  PEACE – End the endless wars. US troops home. Cut military spending by 75%. No First Use of nuclear weapons. Disarm to Minimum Credible Deterrent. Negotiate mutual nuclear disarmament with nuclear powers. Sign the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Dario Hunter

Photo: Dario Hunter

Progressive
dariohunter.com

City where I live: Youngstown, Ohio

Skills: Rabbi; anti-fracking and anti-war activist. Former environmental attorney, teacher, and Youngstown, OH School Board member. BA, Princeton Univ.; LLB, Univ. of Windsor; JD, Univ. of Detroit Mercy; LLM, Wayne State Univ.

3 things I will do if I win:

Icon: person in wheelchair holding hands with person in dress holding hands with a person in pants and the label Civil Rights beneath1. End murders by police, judicial inequality, educational and environmental racism.

End segregation of neighborhoods, employment and healthcare discrimination, and ableism in services.

Empower and invest in democratic, diverse local leadership.

Icon: image of people in business suits with a large X in front and the label Greed beneath2. End corporate money in politics, guarantee a living wage, Medicare for all, free college, housing, utilities, food, and universal basic income.

Invest in worker-owned, community- owned and green businesses.

End war and its profits.

Icon: image of the sun, a wind turbine, and apower/thunderbolt icon with grass beneath3. End our use of oil and gas and work with other nations as equals to end the threat of climate change.

Switch to 100% renewable energy (such as solar, wind, etc.) and

Invest in easy to access, widespread public transportation.