People For the American Way

People For the American Way Calls Out Bias Against Biden Nominees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2021

Contact: Press Department at People For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: (202) 467-4999

Washington, D.C. –  Following the growing number of attacks on President Biden’s executive branch nominees who are women and/or people of color, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:

“The Biden-Harris administration is making a historic commitment to diversity in its highest ranks.  So it’s discouraging but not surprising to see a pattern of attacks against eminently qualified nominees who are women, people of color, or both.  We’re deeply concerned about attempts to derail these nominations with complaints about everything from sharply worded tweets to unfounded claims of ‘radicalism’ or ‘extremism’ that are too often used as cover for racist and sexist bias.  These are strong nominees who deserve fair treatment and an unbiased evaluation of their records. The American people will be watching.”

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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 opportunityLearn more: http://www.pfaw.org