Catholic Charities USA President and CEO Congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden

Sister Donna Markham, OP, PhD, President and CEO of Catholic Charities  USA issued the following statement today congratulating the President-Elect:

“On behalf of Catholic Charities USA, I would like to congratulate President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris on this momentous occasion.  Now that the long and tense election process is over, it is time for us to unify as a country.  In the throes of the pandemic and significant economic insecurity, too many families and individuals continue to experience great hardships.  We look to your Administration and to Congress to address escalating unemployment, food insecurity and the looming housing crisis.  Most especially, we call upon you to focus attention on people barely able to get by in these painful times.

As our newly-elected President, we trust you to work with Congress in a bipartisan manner and prioritize helping those who are most vulnerable.  Clearly, we as a nation will be measured by how we have responded to the “least of these brothers and sisters.”

Catholic Charities USA offers our prayers of support for you and we stand ready to work with you and your Administration and members of Congress as we serve persons and families in need.

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