A New Day: Human Rights Campaign Extols the Entrance of the Biden-Harris Administration

by HRC Staff

Post submitted by Lucas Acosta (he/him), former Deputy Director of Communications, Politics

Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris are making history and officially beginning what is expected to be the most pro-equality presidency in history. In response, Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David issued the following statement:

A new day has begun in our nation. The pro-equality future so many of us fought for for decades is closer than ever before.

Yesterday, we remembered what it was like to have a President who empathized with our struggles as we remembered those lost to COVID-19. Today, we remember what it is like to have a President and Vice President who truly have our back - who can take that empathy and apply it to policy that will radically improve our day-to-day lives and finally begin to heal our divides.

From his history-making personnel decisions to the policies we expect him to release in his first 100 days, President Biden has made clear he plans on delivering for LGBTQ people and all Americans on Day One. But hard work remains. In the coming months and years, the Human Rights Campaign will continue to hold this President and his administration accountable to their promises. We will continue to fight to ensure our transgender and gender non-conforming siblings are protected and the epidemic of violence they face, disproportionately impacting Black and Brown transgender women, earns a federal response. We will continue to work to achieve the vision we know President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris hold in their hearts: a vision where every individual is healthy, loved, protected and has an equal opportunity to achieve the American Dream.

Alphonso David, President of the Human Rights Campaign

HRC recently released the Blueprint for Positive Change 2020, an important brief that includes 85 individual policy recommendations, reaching across the federal government, aimed at bettering the daily lives of LGBTQ people at home and abroad. Top recommendations included eliminating the transgender military ban, ensuring consistent administrative implementation of Bostock v. Clayton County across all agencies, enforcing civil rights statutes and provisions, creating an inter-agency task force to address the epidemic of violence facing transgender people and appointing openly-LGBTQ justices, judges, executive officials and ambassadors.

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