A campaign for everyone who’s been knocked down or counted out.
A campaign that brought Americans together of every race, ethnicity, gender, economic station, and party.
A year ago, the people of South Carolina lifted that campaign on their shoulders.
The more people that get vaccinated, the faster we will beat this pandemic. That’s why one of my first goals is to administer 100 million COVID-19 vaccine shots in our first 100 days.
I’m proud to say we’re over halfway to our goal and weeks ahead of schedule.
Yesterday I traveled to Texas to visit an emergency operations center, food bank, and vaccination site. Each stop represented our nation at its best—people coming together to help their fellow Americans. It’s a reminder that there’s nothing we can’t do when we do it together.
Small businesses need relief, but many were muscled out of the way by big companies last year. That’s why starting today, we’re opening an exclusive 14-day loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees.
500,000 lives lost to COVID-19. It’s an unfathomable number, but each one represents a family that will never again be whole. To those who have lost loved ones: I know no words can numb the pain, but I hope you find some solace in knowing the nation grieves with you.
If there’s one message I want to cut through to everyone in this country, it’s this: The vaccines are safe.
For yourself, your family, your community, our country — take the vaccine when it’s your turn and available. That’s how we’ll beat this pandemic.
Today would have been Congressman John Lewis’ 81st birthday. While my dear friend may no longer be with us, his life and legacy provide an eternal moral compass on which direction to march. May we carry on his mission in the fight for justice and equality for all.
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