Beatty to Run for Congressional Black Caucus Chair, Looks to the Future
COLUMBUS, OH—U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement on the results of the 2020 Election and her future plans for the 117th Congress:
“Now that the 2020 Election is over, I want to congratulate my good friends President- and Vice President-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their historic victory. No matter your politics, we should all celebrate the fact that a woman—much less a woman of color—will be Vice President for the very first time in our country’s history.
Right now, our nation is facing three crises: COVID-19, economic turmoil, and social justice. As Biden and Harris made clear, the only way we will solve these and so many other pressing issues is by putting aside our differences, finding common ground, and listening to each other more—because we are Americans first and foremost. In that same spirit, regardless of whether you voted for me, please know that my door is always open, and my staff and I stand ready to assist you.
The road ahead will not be without its challenges, but I am confident that together we can defeat COVID-19, ensure that better days lie ahead, and provide access to affordable healthcare, housing, education, and jobs no matter your zip code.
As the Congresswoman for Ohio’s Third Congressional District, I promise to continue to do everything in my power to make progress on these fronts. Working for you has been the greatest privilege of my life, and I believe I can make an even greater difference in the upcoming 117th Congress for Ohio’s Third Congressional District, the State of Ohio, and our country.
That is why I am proud to formally announce my candidacy for Chair of the powerful Congressional Black Caucus. Next year, the Caucus will mark its 50th anniversary, and as Chair I will work to build upon our previous successes, use my voice to address enduring economic and health disparities, and fight to break the chains of systemic racism that have held back communities of color for far too long.
This is how America can be a more perfect union and live up to the very ideals enshrined in our Constitution. The work continues.”
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