The first 100 days of the Biden-Harris administration and the 117th Congress should be a time to course-correct the harms of the last four years, while re-imagining a future that actually centers young people, LGBTQ folks, communities of color, and those most impacted by harmful federal and state regulations and legislation.
We knew that Trump's Supreme Court would impose restrictions on abortion, and now we're continuing to see that they're willing to contribute to the spread of deadly pandemic in the name of their goal of ending legal abortion.
If we have any hope of pulling this country back from the brink, we need to work alongside BIPOC youth activists who are putting their lives on the line to protect their communities.
We tell young people this basic tenet of democracy in elementary school. We urge them to vote no matter what. And vote they did, turning out in record numbers on election day and in the weeks before. In spite of the pandemic, the barriers to voting in many communities, even voter intimidation at the polls, they registered friends and made sure family members could get their ballots in.
Now we must honor their work and count their votes.