On February 9, UnidosUS hosted a virtual town hall, “The Latino Agenda for Biden’s First 100 Days.” UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía was joined by Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Congressman Raul Ruiz (CA-36) to discuss the public health and economic crises facing our country and why it is critical that Latinos’ needs and perspective be considered in the recovery. Alicia Menendez, Anchor for MSNBC, moderated this important discussion.
While steps have been taken in the right direction since President Biden took office last month, we know there is still much work to be done in order to provide the adequate and deserving protections our community needs given the role the Latinos play as frontline and essential workers keeping the country running throughout the pandemic.
This past December, UnidosUS published The First 100 Days: Latino Inclusion in the Biden Administration’s First Steps, clearly outlining steps that this administration needs to take within its first 100 days to ensure the Latino community is included and protected as part of the nation’s pandemic recovery plan.
The UnidosUS priorities include:
- Defeating COVID-19 and protecting public health.
- Providing economic relief that places our country on the path to a strong and equitable recovery, including stabilizing the essential workforce through broad immigrant reform and relief.
- Working toward racial equity and healing.