Albany, NY – In response to the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Ivette Alfonso, President of Citizen Action of New York issued the following statement:

“The devastation and suffering inflicted by the Trump administration can never be forgotten. But today we celebrate what is possible when a multi-racial coalition stands together to demand better. Our vision is one worth fighting for: a democracy that prioritizes dignity and prosperity for all people. 

Building back better doesn’t just mean reversing the damage of the last four years. The Biden-Harris administration has an obligation to reckon with America’s legacy of white supremacy, oligarchy and militarism that has brought our country to the precipice of fascism. Today we celebrate, and tomorrow we organize to build the political power needed to achieve our vision of equity and justice for all.”