Supermajority Applauds the Historic Build Back Better Framework
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Today, Supermajority Executive Director Amanda Brown Lierman, issued the following statement on behalf of the millions of women in the Supermajority community applauding the White House’s release of its Build Back Better framework:
“Today is a historic day for women, especially women of color. We’ve worked hard to get to this moment, and we should be proud that our calls, letters, town halls, marches, and votes have gotten us to this moment where we can say that our leaders are finally listening to and working for the women voters who put them in office.
“Thanks to millions of women voters, our government is finally going to invest significantly in care and families. We are going to get universal preschool, an extended child tax credit, support for home care workers, and other long-overdue support systems for women, especially Black and Brown women, who time and time again have been left behind.
“We thank President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Democrats in the House and Senate for taking women voters seriously. This Build Back Better framework finally recognizes that caregiving is essential to ensuring women can show up to work. It finally recognizes that the women who overwhelmingly do our paid and unpaid caregiving work are essential to our communities, our economy, and our country.
“But we still have work to do. We will continue to push for paid leave, which unfortunately was not included in the framework, because no woman should have to choose between caring for herself or a loved one and earning a paycheck.
“Ultimately, the Build Back Better Act will be a game changer for women across the country. There is no time to waste. We call on Congress to pass the Build Back Better bill immediately so we can start to get relief to millions of women who are suffering right now.”