It’s a new day in America. What should the Biden administration’s priorities be?

Here what some of our friends are saying:

  • The National Employment Law Project (NELP) has laid out six guiding principles to direct the administration in helping working people—by centering the needs of underpaid Black and Indigenous people and other people of color, including immigrants.
  • Americans for Financial Reform, Demos, and over 300 other organizations are calling for Biden to cancel federal student debt on day one.
  • The Poor People’s Campaign has 14 policy priorities for the administration’s first 100 days, including guaranteeing health care to all and introducing a wealth tax.
  • The Network for Public Education (along with 67 other organizations, including In the Public Interest) has laid out five K-12 education priorities, such as rejecting efforts to privatize public schools.
  • Echoing their demands after the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, the Democracy Collaborative is calling for a “much more powerful, transformative alternative to Trumpism—real, practical solutions to the deep economic and ecological problems we are facing as a nation, building from the bottom up, as all serious movements must.”
  • The Center for Science in the Public Interest is backing Biden’s American Recovery Plan and demanding that the administration solidify nutrition standards for kids’ school breakfasts and lunches.
  • The National League of Cities says that Biden should prioritize local leadership throughout his administration, invest consistently in cities, and much more.

There’s a lot to accomplish after four years of privatization, deregulation, corporate tax cuts, white supremacy, and plain old incompetence. Let’s get to work.

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