Let’s Get to Work: Five Priorities for the Start of the Biden Administration
By Greg Greene | Jan. 8, 2021, 4:49 p.m.
Category: Abortion Access, Attacks on Planned Parenthood, Birth Control, Health Care Equity
Relief. That’s still what we’re feeling after months spent fighting, organizing, volunteering, persevering, and voting to ensure that we decided the 2020 election — and our futures.
Less than a month remains before Joe Biden and Kamala Harris become president and vice president of the United States. Here’s why this is huge: For the first time since 2017, we’ll have reproductive health champions in the White House, ready to work with the pro-reproductive health House that you helped to elect in 2018 and reelect in 2020. And this month in Georgia, organizers worked — and voters turned out in enormous numbers — to give the White House and House a Senate led by reproductive health champions to work with in unison, for the first time since 2010.
Now is the time to address urgent crises that Trump caused, or allowed to fester. It’s also, however, the beginning of an opportunity to build a bold future — created through pro-sexual and reproductive health policies, which are essential to achieving the racial and economic justice that Biden and Harris seek.
It’s up to those of us who came together to elect new leaders for the nation to now shape their priorities — and to make 2021 a year of working to solve problems that the Trump-Pence administration ignored, inflicted, or made worse.
Here are five areas where progress can begin:
Sign the Letter to President-elect Biden
The new administration has a mandate to lead. Join our appeal to the Biden-Harris transition team to build back sexual and reproductive health and rights.
We’re beginning a new chapter: one where we take full control of our bodies, our rights, our democracy, and our futures.
Ask President-elect Biden to prioritize these five areas where his administration can advance sexual and reproductive health and rights: