It’s official: Vice President Joe Biden is now the Democratic nominee for President of the United States.

The OPCMIA was proud to endorse Vice President Biden in March, and everything that has transpired since then has proven the wisdom of that decision — including his selection of Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate.

Joe Biden is the leader America needs to bring us together as a nation, to tame the COVID-19 pandemic, to revitalize our collapsing economy, to strengthen workers’ rights, to end racial injustice, to expand health care coverage, to rebuild our infrastructure, and to meet so many more needs that have gone neglected under the current administration.

Perhaps even more important, Joe Biden is the leader America needs to restore integrity to government, to rid us of the corruption that has permeated every nook and cranny of this Administration, and to save our democracy from the assault being waged by this President and his party. The intentional sabotage of the U.S. Postal Service — done, by the President’s own admission, to deny voters their right to cast absentee ballots — is, sadly, one of many efforts to prevent a free and fair election from taking place.

As Michelle Obama said, we must vote as if our lives depend it. The OPCMIA will do everything in our power to save American lives and American democracy by electing Joe Biden the 46th President of the United States.