FACT SHEET: President Biden Signs Executive Order Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Government

Today, President Biden signed an Executive Order to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the Federal workforce. This Executive Order reaffirms that the United States is at its strongest when our Nation’s public servants reflect the full diversity of the American people. Even with decades of progress building a Federal workforce that looks…

A Proclamation on the 70th Anniversary of the Lavender Scare

Our Nation has made tremendous progress in advancing the cause of equality for LGBTQI+ Americans.  To keep building on that progress, we must reflect honestly on the darkest chapters of our story and on how far we have come.  Seventy years ago, as the Cold War set in, President Eisenhower signed an Executive Order banning…

Advancing Equity and Racial Justice Through the Federal Government

 “It is therefore the policy of my Administration that the Federal Government should pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.  Affirmatively advancing equity, civil rights, racial justice, and equal opportunity is the responsibility…

Executive Order on Advancing Economic Security for Military and Veteran Spouses, Military Caregivers, and Survivors

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:       Section 1.  Policy.  Military-connected families are American working families.  Military and veteran families, military caregivers, and survivors face many of the same challenges as their neighbors, but they can carry the…

A Proclamation on International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2022

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we recognize and celebrate the equal rights and dignity of disabled people everywhere and reaffirm our commitment to building a world where people with disabilities are afforded the opportunities, independence, and respect they deserve.      This work has been a priority throughout my career.  I was proud to co-sponsor the…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Advance Pay Equity on the 15th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

New Biden-Harris Administration actions will help close wage gaps and improve pay transparency for workers. President Biden and Vice President Harris have long championed equal pay as a cornerstone of their commitment to ensuring opportunity and fairness for all workers. Closing gender and racial wage gaps is essential to ensuring that women and people of color can fully…

National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2022

During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we celebrate the essential contributions to our workplaces, economy, and Nation made by disabled Americans and recommit to promoting equal opportunity for all people.      For far too long in this country, employers could refuse to hire you if you were disabled.  Stores could turn you away.  If you used a…

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