Kaia Gerber Hosted Joe Biden's Granddaughters for an Election Q&A on Instagram

Bianca Betancourt
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Kaia Gerber Hosted Joe Biden's Granddaughters for an Election Q&A on Instagram
Kaia Gerber Hosted Joe Biden's Granddaughters for an Election Q&A on Instagram

From Harper's BAZAAR

Kaia Gerber partnered with Natalie and Naomi Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee's granddaughters, to raise awareness regarding the upcoming election. Together via Zoom, the three young women chatted about next month's contest and how Joe Biden's politics appeal to Generation Z.

When asked by Gerber, 19, how the former vice president stays abreast of the issues young people care about, Natalie, 16, and Naomi, 26, responded that the candidate's close relationships with his grandchildren keep him informed of the major political concerns of today's younger generation.

"I think that he actually hears us complaining about what we care about, whether it be climate change or student loans, or, like, health care and mental health," began Naomi. "I think that has made him aware of what that conservation sounds like when it's being had between peers and not being fed to him."

Natalie also shared insight into how teens can get involved in the election even if they are not yet 18 and able to vote.

"I think it's so important to know the current events and what's going on—especially climate change, something that's going to affect my generation and the world younger than me so much more than the people in office right now," explained Natalie. "I think we all have social media platforms, even if it's not a public Instagram, to inform people and let them know what we stand for."

Gerber revealed that this year will mark her first time voting in a presidential election and that the issue dearest to her is simply having a president who is willing listen to his citizens and their concerns.

"I think, for me, it's mostly just feeling heard about a lot of the issues," she said. "I think climate change, as you were saying, Natalie, that isn't something that is going to directly affect the older generations who are in office. So to feel like they're still fighting for you and the younger generations—that's really important, because that's going to affect us and our children and their children. And it's something that just can't be ignored anymore."

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