Lawrence Pareles: Biden leads with heart and soul

President Joe Biden delivers a speech during a commemorative ceremony to mark D-Day 80th anniversary, Thursday, June 6, 2024 at the US cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy.

President Joe Biden delivers a speech during a commemorative ceremony to mark D-Day 80th anniversary, Thursday, June 6, 2024 at the US cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy. AP PHOTO/DANIEL COLE/POOL

Published: 06-10-2024 6:24 PM

As we look ahead to the November elections, I want to express my appreciation for President Joe Biden's efforts to heal and rebuild America. In these times of extraordinary challenges, his calm and wise leadership is inspiring. He stands as a beacon of hope during some of the darkest times we’ve faced.

When the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged our country, President Biden’s swift and effective response saved many lives. His actions not only combated the virus but also restored faith in the government's ability to care for its people. 

Biden’s American Rescue Plan brought much-needed economic relief to families and businesses in distress and stabilized the economy. He signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a major legislative achievement, and a testament to his vision for a better America. It is rebuilding our roads, bridges, and public transit, creating jobs, boosting the economy, and driving us toward a greener, clean energy future. It’s his promise to our children that their world will be safer and better.

The expansion of the Child Tax Credit lifted millions of children out of poverty, reflecting his deep empathy and dedication to helping the most vulnerable among us. President Biden’s commitment to social justice is equally commendable, as shown in his tireless efforts to combat systemic racism and reform our justice system are solid steps toward healing the wounds of our nation.

On the world stage, President Biden is restoring our nation’s honor and values, and supporting democracy. Rejoining the Paris Agreement to combat climate change and strengthening our alliances, including NATO, show the world that America is back, ready to lead with integrity and compassion.

In these trying times, President Biden shows how to lead with heart and soul as he guides us away from darkness. Despite his human imperfections, Biden’s empathy, wisdom, and commitment to the common good are guiding us through these hard times towards a brighter future. I will be voting in November for this very decent man for our next president to continue our journey with a leader who truly cares for us all. Please vote this fall.    

Lawrence Pareles

Florence

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