Congresswoman Gwen Moore has decided to endorse Joe Biden for the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee. Moore holds a unique position of being one of the hosts of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, currently scheduled for late August.
What We Know:
- The months of hard work and planning for the DNC in Milwaukee, where 50,000 people were expected to attend, may all be for not. Depending on the spread of COVID-19, the Democrats may be forced to hold a virtual nomination process. Although that would be disappointing for Moore and the efforts of her team and city residents, very little can dim her excitement at this moment.
- Moore expressed her excitement for the initial slate of candidates vying for the Democratic nomination in what seems like many eons ago. She was intrigued by the policy proposals of Senators Booker, Harris, and Warren, to name just a few. And now that Senator Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign and Biden is the presumptive nominee, Moore emphatically states her support for Biden.
- “Biden has been listening to his opponents in the primary,” she said, which has resulted in progressive policy discussions and negotiations pertaining to issues such as climate change, universal healthcare, and student debt.
- Moore has represented the residents of Milwaukee and surrounding areas for over 30 years in the state legislature, the state senate, and in Congress since her successful election in 2004.
- The long history of social justice organizing, abolition efforts, ethnic festivals, and organizations celebrating Native American, African American, Polish, German, Italian and Latinx groups to name just a few. These values are shared by Biden and what makes Milwaukee particularly American.
- In addition to the policy proposals, Moore is thrilled Biden has committed to nominating a woman as his vice-presidential running mate.
She does not have a favorite VP suggestion but thinks there are good options from the large field of female Democratic presidential candidates. “I think every single one of the women who ran is stellar.”