Statement from George Gresham, president 1199 SEIU, on Biden /Harris inauguration

January 20, 2021

“Today, balance and justice have been restored to the White House, and to the halls of government. The election and inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris is a shift in the dysfunction and chaos of the last four years, to a real, principled commitment that will help unify and heal our nation.

“Today, we have leadership who will heed and believe science to help us get past the pandemic that has ravaged our nation for the last year.

“Today, we have leadership that understands and exemplifies the values of hard work, diversity, and community that will help us get back on track and heading in the right direction.

“Today, we have leadership of which our children and grandchildren can be proud.

“We congratulate President Biden and Vice President Harris and look forward to working with them in the continuing fight for dignity, respect, and the right to organize for all working people.”