Washington, D.C.— Following Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s historic victory in the 2020 presidential election, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:
“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s historic victory affirms the people’s commitment to our core values under the most trying of circumstances. Americans have soundly rejected the bigotry and divisiveness of the Trump years and chosen leaders who stand for opportunity and dignity for all people. We have chosen the first woman of color to serve in our nation’s second-highest elected office. So today, our hearts are full; at the same time, our hands are ready for more work ahead. We are ready to repair the damage of the Trump years, to strengthen health care and voting rights and end violent policing; to assure a future for our Dreamers; to address the far-right capture of our courts, and so much more. People For the American Way will be a leader in this transformative and restorative work, and we can’t wait to get started as we rediscover the promise of America to all its people.”
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.