November 7, 2020

ActionAid USA joins in congratulating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on being elected the next President and Vice President of the United States of America. We call on President Trump to accept the results of this election and ensure a peaceful transfer of power. Niranjali Amerasinghe, Executive Director of ActionAid USA, says:

“Today, as a tumultuous election season draws to a close, we breathe a sigh of relief that our democracy is still intact, flawed and fragile as it may be, and despite consistent attempts to undermine it. But the work for justice continues. Regardless of who sits in the White House, there’s going to be an incredible need to shift power towards communities and away from elites, and to build towards a just, equitable, and sustainable future.

“Our society is built to uphold systemic racism, patriarchy and economic inequality, no matter who’s in charge. President-Elect Biden’s win signals an opportunity to push for a new social contract. We need a government that responds with justice and compassion to the COVID-19 crisis, takes aggressive action to address climate change, provides real solutions for family farmers, and protects Black, Indigenous and other marginalized communities.”

ENDS.

For more information and interviews, contact Sophia Har, Communications Manager at ActionAid USA at +1 651 815 1818 or sophia.har@actionaid.org.