FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration and Civic Nation Bring Together Over 300 National and Community Organizations to Help Students and Families Cut Costs and Access Affordable High-Speed Internet

Access to high-speed internet is no longer a luxury – it is a necessity to fully participate in today’s society. Still, many students and families go without high-speed internet because of the cost, while others are forced to cut back on other essentials to pay their monthly internet bill. That’s why President Biden and Vice…

Remarks by Vice President Harris Before Meeting with Voting Rights Leaders to Discuss the Fight for Voting Rights and Other Fundamental Freedoms

Indian Treaty RoomEisenhower Executive Office Building 4:37 P.M. EST THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Well, good afternoon, everyone.  And, again, I want to thank all of the leaders who have convened this afternoon for the work that you continue to do. For so many of us, and certainly for you, this is a life calling to do…

Juneteenth: Reflecting on Some of the Progress and Challenges for Black Americans During the Pandemic

“On Juneteenth, we recommit ourselves to the work of equity, equality, and justice.  And, we celebrate the centuries of struggle, courage, and hope that have brought us to this time of progress and possibility.” – President Joe Biden, Juneteenth Day of Observance Proclamation This year marks the first anniversary of Juneteenth as a Federal holiday. While the…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 2:02 P.M. EDT MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Hi, everyone.  Good afternoon.  Q    Good afternoon. MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Okay.  So, we’re going to get to it.  This evening, the President will welcome community leaders, lawmakers, students, educators, and hundreds of others to the White House for a historic Juneteenth celebration concert on the…

A Proclamation on Juneteenth Day of Observance, 2021

On June 19, 1865 — nearly nine decades after our Nation’s founding, and more than 2 years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation — enslaved Americans in Galveston, Texas, finally received word that they were free from bondage.  As those who were formerly enslaved were recognized for the first time as citizens, Black Americans came…

REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS AT SIGNING OF THE JUNETEENTH NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY ACT

East Room 3:45 P.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everyone.  Good afternoon.  So, throughout history, Juneteenth has been known by many names: Jubilee Day, Freedom Day, Liberation Day, Emancipation Day, and, today, a national holiday.  (Applause.)  (Motioning to the audience.)  Ms. Opal Lee.  (Audience.) And looking out across this room, I see the advocates,…

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