Washington, DC— As President Biden prepares to unveil his proposal for an infrastructure bill today, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:
“We applaud the Biden-Harris administration for an infrastructure proposal that has the potential to make genuine improvements in the lives of communities of color. This proposal includes funding for affordable housing, child care, public transportation, and expansion of high-speed broadband service. All of these initiatives are vital pieces of the ongoing work to close economic and opportunity gaps that so often fall along racial lines in this country. Once again the administration is demonstrating a commitment to addressing the needs of underserved communities, and while there is still a long way to go and much work to be done, these are important and positive steps.”
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.