Today is a day that we celebrate many things. First and foremost we celebrate the win of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. We also celebrate having the first woman as a vice president. Today we celebrate that we have someone who cares in office. Someone who cares about all of the lives that have been lost due to coronavirus. Someone who cares about the fear and deaths caused by racism in our society. Today we celebrate because we can finally relax a bit knowing that we are going to have a president that we can trust to stand by us.
I think many of us are in fact waiting for the other shoe to drop. The other shoe being Trump pulling some strings to make himself win. While this could happen, we have to remember that our country does not give all of its power to this one man. There are other levels of our democracy that prevent the president from independently making decisions. Something else reassuring was what Biden said in his speech yesterday about making voices matter, "I don't care how hard people try to stop it, I will not let it happen." These might be tough months following the election but Joe Biden will do his best to make sure that every voice is heard, and that every voice counts.
Something else that was important was that we want our nation to come together. Over these last four years America has slowly been crumbling under the leadership of Donald Trump. Knowing that Biden will be in office brings hope that our country can be a nice place once again. Yesterday in the speech Biden gave he talked about how the people spoke. That they want to come together, not pull apart. I feel confident that he will try to achieve that. He will be serving everyone, not only those who voted for him, but to all those who make up America.
Biden also addressed that Kamala Harris has been and will continue to work with him on taking immediate action on the issues around us. Coronavirus is taking more and more lives each day. The horrible racism in our country has too many people afraid. No one should feel afraid of being killed or harmed because of their race. Joe Biden understands that and he will fix this in his presidency.
So, Joe Biden may be 77, but he will be our president and I could not be more proud.
I am a member of today's youth. I am in 7th grade and attend The 30th Ave School. I always have a new idea that I want to execute and this is one that I am particularly proud of. I hope you enjoy my stories and hopefully the stories of many others. Once again, we all have a voice. I look forward to hearing yours.