Hopeful future

Published in the Republican November 2020

At the beginning of the month, the whole nation waited with bated breath to see who won the presidential election.  Votes trickled in slowly over days until CNN and the Associated Press projected Joe Biden as the winner.  We also saw history in the making by the election of the first black and Asian woman as the Vice President in Kamala Harris.

Following the announcement, the President-elect spoke to the nation, saying, “We must make the promise of the country real for everybody – no matter their race, their ethnicity, their faith, their identity or their disability.”  In previous speeches, Joe Biden has said he is committed to increasing Social SecuritySupplemental Income benefits, full funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, providing support for direct care workers and family caregivers.

Julia Bascom, the executive director of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, said, “President-elect Biden has made many concrete commitments to the disability community, including strengthening and expanding home- and community-based services, ending subminimum wage and promoting supported decision-making.”

Over the next couple of years, I will choose to pray with love and hope that we can come together to bring about positive change in peace, love and happiness.

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