Washington, D.C. - Following the swearing-in of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris today, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:
"This is a great and promising moment in American history. The swearing-in of President Biden and Vice President Harris offers the possibility of transformational change, even as we must face the multiple crises around COVID-19, the economy, racial inequity, and climate change. We now have leaders who have pledged aggressive action on all these fronts in their first ten days, and an administration dedicated to righting wrongs and restoring hope for millions of people in America and around the world. And while we must hold accountable those who all too recently have stoked bigotry and hatred in our nation, today we are profoundly moved by the opportunity for healing and unity, with the goal of bettering the democracy we share."
About People For the American Way
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org