Meet the New Cabinet: Our new leaders.
This past presidential term has been a crazy four years. Surprises left and right. Officials being fired, scandals, bans, sanctions and IMPEACHMENTS. Yes, multiple impeachments. Hectic- to say the very least.
However, starting tomorrow President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris will be inaugurated January 20, 2021. But who else will come with them? There's a whole cabinet of interesting people that President Biden has selected for his presidency. Let’s meet a few! (As it is early on in the presidency, not all of these cabinet members are confirmed by the senate.)
Possible future Secretary of the Interior: Deb Haaland.
Deb Haaland has been a U.S. Representative since 2019. She is one of the first two Native American women to be elected to Congress, and would be the first ever Native American cabinet member. She is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna tribe in New Mexico. Haaland advocates for communities facing injustices, especially native communities like her own. Haaland has first hand experience with these issues, and has a passionate drive to stop them. Deb says, “I’ve spent my life standing up for my community,”
This is especially inspiring as she in a woman of color in a very powerfully position. The representation that accurately depicts our country is starting small, but at least is starting somewhere.
Possible future Secretary of Labor: Marty Walsh
Boston’s own Mayor Marty Walsh could be in the cabinet this year! Mayor Walsh has served as Mayor of Boston since 2014, and before that, was a member of the house of representatives dating back to 1997. Walsh’s priorities have always fallen to the people, and making sure that they have excellent jobs, education, housing, transportation, and so much more. Walsh’s extensive political experience will make him a qualified and ideal candidate for this position. We hope to see our mayor in the cabinet soon!
Possible future Director of the Office Budget and Management: Neera Tanden
Tanden is the head of the Center for American Progress. During the time of the Obama Administration Tanden worked to help the Affordable Care Act, and was also a close advisor to Hillary Clinton. If Ms. Neera Tanden is confirmed in the cabinet, she will be the first south asian woman, let alone woman of color, to be Director of the Office Budget and Management.