“Help is on the way.”

On Tuesday, President-Elect Biden announced an experienced, tested team that will head up domestic policy in the new administration. We are pleased by the high quality of these appointments: women and men who will make sure that families and individuals can have the “hand up” we need as we recover from one of the most unequal economic crises of the past century.

Budgets are moral documents, reflecting the priorities and values of our nation. Our country has left far too many people behind, not just this past year but for the past several decades. As scripture reminds us, “the laborer is worthy of [their] hire” and we must not “oppress the hireling in [their] wages.” …


“America as a place of possibilities.”

With these words, President-Elect Biden unveiled a national security team that has been hailed by Democrats, independents, and Republicans. All professionals, with deep, substantive experience and perspective, they will serve our country and our shared world well. We are pleased that UN Ambassador nominee Linda Thomas-Greenfield will serve as a full member of the Cabinet-level appointment and that the team includes former Secretary John Kerry as a presidential envoy to combat climate change. We appreciate his remark, “Here on Earth, God’s work must truly be our own. President Joe Biden will trust in God. …


The vote is the foundation of our democratic republic and our modern Constitution. Baseless allegations of “fraud” and “illegal votes,” with false implications that they throw the outcome of the presidential election into doubt, undermine this foundation. Such allegations are an attack on the rule of law and the principles enshrined in the Twelfth Article of Faith. We wish these accusations only came from the fringes of the Republican Party, but they are being echoed by the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, the Senate Majority Leader, the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Secretary of State, the Attorney General of the United States, the senior US Senator from Utah, and the Attorney General of Utah, among others. …


We offer our heartfelt congratulations to President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris! Their ticket has received more votes than any other ticket in United States history. It also marks the election of the first female, first Black, and first South Asian Vice President and the second Catholic President.

We look forward to having an administration that will protect faith communities, that will welcome the stranger, that will stand up for the values of the Utah Compromise on religious freedom and the Utah Compact on immigration. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will protect our access to affordable healthcare, address the ongoing pandemic, and lead with character and integrity in unifying our nation. As Moody’s and other analysts have found, the Biden-Harris administration will do more to help all families achieve self-sufficiency, particularly if Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff win their January elections. …


By Rob Taber, National Director of Latter-day Saints for Biden-Harris

“For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves.” -Doctrine and Covenants 58:28

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” -William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun

Why did so many Latter-day Saints vote for Trump? It’s a question that has been in our inboxes, in our comments, on social media pages of friends ever since the AP released the Votecast survey showing 71% of the people who identified as “Mormon” voted to re-elect President Trump and 24% supported former Vice President Joe Biden.

The question that accompanies it, spoken or unspoken, is steeped in angst: How could my child’s Primary teacher, my Elder’s Quorum President, my dear neighbor vote for a man who has done…, who has said…, who…


We are gratified by the support we have received from Latter-day Saints in Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and nationwide. We have seen Republicans, independents, and Democrats come together to reject the fruits of division and embrace unity. We look forward to former Vice President Joe Biden being declared the winner of this year’s presidential election as totals are finalized in key states. …


Editor’s note: In the final week, we’re going to be sharing a series of perspectives from Latter-day Saints on why they’re voting for Joe Biden. This is the fourth, from Paul Pratt. Read the first here, the second here, and the third here.

My name is Paul Pratt. I am a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, veteran of the USAF, and a lifetime Republican/Libertarian supporter and voter. This election, however, I will not be supporting the conservative nominees. Instead I will be casting my vote for Joe Biden.

I am a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, military academy graduate, and USAF veteran. I spent my active duty career in our country’s ICBM command. I learned the importance of deterring enemy threats, a reverent respect for the destructive capability of my weapon system, and the crucial need for temperate leadership. I have voted either Republican or Libertarian my entire life. This presidential election is the first time I have ever felt compelled to seriously examine this allegiance. …


Editor’s note: In the final week, we’re sharing a series of perspectives from Latter-day Saints on why they’re voting for Joe Biden. This is the third, from David Dalton. Read the first here and the second here.

It’s often lonely being a supporter of Joe Biden and a practicing member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. According to PEW, 70% of Mormons are Republican. Nevertheless, I argue that former Vice President Biden and the Democratic Party better embody LDS values than does Donald Trump’s GOP. This rings especially true regarding immigration.

My feelings about immigration politics center around my experience as a young, LDS missionary in northern Mexico from 2004–2006. I made one especially close friend while serving in Mexico. We’ll call him Javier. He had entered the US as a child without papers in the early 1990s. After settling in Ogden, Utah, he joined the Church. When he turned 19, he served a mission. However, in those days, legal conditions meant that the Church could not call undocumented people on missions. Because of this, Javier traveled, alone, to Mexico, where he applied to serve. Javier could not reunite with his parents in America after finishing his two-year mission. Instead, he flew to Tijuana, where he lived with an uncle he barely knew. Troubled that thousands of undocumented youths had to choose between serving a mission or remaining united with their families, the Church commissioned Utah Senator Robert F. Bennett in 2005 to write a law that would give the Church legal protections to employ undocumented aliens as full-time volunteers without facing sanctions. In promoting this law, the Church showed its commitment to keeping undocumented families together in this country. …


Editor’s note: In the final week, we’re going to be sharing a series of perspectives from Latter-day Saints on why they’re voting for Joe Biden. This is the second, from Amanda Howell.

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the South, I have always felt a little on the outside. Often the only member of my church in my class, it was my responsibility to represent how “Mormons” are indeed Christians. I had to discuss misconceptions both reasonable and irrational about my faith with classmates who believed many negative things about it.

Now I find myself in a similar situation, having to explain to members of my church and other Christians why I am voting for Joe Biden. Once again, some questions are reasonable and others are based on profound misrepresentations. Claims that no one could be a conservative and vote for a Democrat remind me of when I was told no one could be Christian AND…


At tonight’s Arizona rally, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) compared President Donald Trump to Captain Moroni from The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ.

Latter-day Saints for Trump, who never signed Mormon Women for Ethical Government’s pledge, have time and again exploited our shared faith. They have willfully used sacred symbols, including the temple multiple times, in their campaign material. Their allies have made false accusations of excommunication against critics of the administration. Members of their advisory board have built their campaigns on dishonesty, from lying to get debates postponed to running advertising falsely implying that their opponents are corrupt. …

Latter-day Saints For Biden Harris

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