(Washington D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:

“The plan put forward by the incoming Biden administration is a critical rescue effort for millions of women devastated by the continued impacts of this mismanaged pandemic. Even as Black, brown, and immigrant women have disproportionately had their lives and livelihoods wrecked by the pandemic, previous relief packages have failed to center their needs at the scale demanded by this crisis. This plan remedies many of those missteps by focusing on priorities that support women of color–including support for child care, boosted unemployment insurance, a $15 minimum wage for all, paid sick days and paid family leave, housing and food assistance, a focus on addressing health disparities and expanding health coverage, and vital funds to stabilize state and local governments. The need for relief has only grown more dire over these last months due to the Trump administration’s incompetent response. From rescue to recovery, the Biden-Harris administration must continue to put women at the center of their pandemic response to meet their promise of building back better.”

According to analyses from the National Women’s Law Center:

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