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Posted on 10/01/21

Supermajority’s Amanda Brown Lierman on the Delay of Congress’ Vote on the Build Back Better Act 

Washington, D.C. – Today, Supermajority Executive Director, Amanda Brown Lierman issued the following statement on behalf of the more than 3.5 million women in the Supermajority community:

“Roads and bridges are important, but without caregiving and the women who do it, no one can even show up for work.

“Women fuel our economy and we are hanging on by a thread. It’s time for Congress to step up and pass the Build Back Better Act, which will help millions of women, especially Black women and women of color, who do the majority of paid and unpaid healthcare, child care, and elder care. Paid leave and affordable care will keep women in the workforce, help families make ends meet and combat systemic inequality so our economy can grow.

“Thank you to the leaders in Congress, especially to the Progressive Caucus, for continuing to stand their ground to make sure these benefits remain on the table and calling for our representatives to deliver long-overdue support for women.

“A supermajority of women voters across age, race and background put Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the White House and Democratic majorities in the House and Senate. We did our job, like we always do. Now we need our representatives to do their job, deliver on the campaign promises they made, to provide women the jobs and support we need.

“We are so close. And we won’t back down. Congress needs to deliver for women.”