Women’s March Statement on President Biden’s First 100 Days
Today marks President Biden’s 100th day in office. For women and progressives, there is so much to celebrate and applaud. We’ve gotten millions of Americans vaccinated. We’ve passed an American Rescue Plan that distributed stimulus checks while supporting small businesses, schools, and local and state governments. We’ve cut unemployment numbers and put so many Americans back to work.
But it’s not Biden alone who deserves credit for everything that has been done in the past 100 days. It’s the advocates and activists on the ground who agitated for necessary change at every turn. That includes Women’s March, which has taken over 235,141 actions to fight for progress and justice for women and our allies since Biden was inaugurated. That's an average of 2,351 actions per day of this presidency.
Still, there is much more work to do, and more campaign promises that Biden must deliver on. That includes raising the refugee cap and reuniting families separated at the border, renewing the Violence Against Women Act, and enacting legislation with real teeth to enact a long-overdue $15 minimum wage, paid family leave, and universal childcare. It’s time for Biden to deliver for the women — and especially women of color — who turned out to elect him.
In his first 100 days, Biden has proven that progressive organizing can usher in a progressive presidency. But he needs our activism, our advocacy, and our movements for Democrats to keep the House and Senate in 2022. So we can’t get complacent. We have to keep pushing. We have to power the wins and create the momentum for the Biden Administration to deliver on their promises. And we have to ensure that the Democratic party as a whole continues to view the 2020 election as the mandate for progressive change that it was.
Because this much is clear: Women did not spend the past four years marching in the streets to let up and give up just as we finally have a seat at the table. We’re ready to keep fighting, and we hope President Biden is too.