One hundred days into their administration,

President Joe Biden and Vice President

Kamala Harris have made surprisingly bold inroads in confronting racial injustice and the COVID-19 pandemic, but significant challenges remain. President Biden and Vice President Harris entered the White House at a moment of

unprecedented multiple crises, and they have risen to confront those crises with remarkable speed and effectiveness. With the help of Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi, they have illuminated the systemic racial inequality that hinders our nation’s progress and set a course for healing. President Biden has been purposeful and intentional about including racial justice components in every policy he has undertaken in the first 100 days. He has used his moral voice to create a distinction between the poisonous philosophy of white supremacy and the idea of an America for everyone, an America of opportunity

and pathways to progress for all people. Importantly, he has changed the tone of governing, adopting a tone of inclusiveness that stands in stark contrast to the reality-show, fingerpointing, disparaging tone of the recent past.

In a letter sent shortly after the election,

I charged President Biden and Vice President

Harris to produce an immediate and extensive

action in several key areas, and they have

responded. The letter established a set of

fundamental principles on racial justice and

equity to guide Biden and Harris in the first 100

days and beyond.

As productive as the first 100 days have been,

a tremendous amount of work remains to be

done. President Biden and Vice President Harris

must make good on their promise to invest in

America, to build a middle-class, and to restore

faith in our democracy. The American people need

tangible results.”

Among the most pressing items remaining on

the administration’s to-do list are:

Passage of robust infrastructure proposals, the

American Jobs Plan and the American Families

Plan, which includes long overdue investments

in physical and human infrastructure, creating

family-sustaining, middle-class jobs and securing

the nation’s recovery from the pandemic.

Police reform, beginning with enactment of a

meaningful George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

Protection of voting rights, beginning with

enactment of the For the People Act and

restoration of the full Voting Rights Act.

Closing the gender pay gap beginning with

enactment of the Paycheck Fairness Act.

A $15 per hour minimum wage for all workers

and elimination of the discriminatory tipped

minimum wage.

The National Urban League’s full progress report

on the Biden-Harris administration’s first 100 days

can be found here: https://bit.ly/3aJQ8Wr

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