No right is as fundamental as the right to vote and to have that vote counted. Those who marched in Selma knew that. John Lewis knew that. Today, on the 56th anniversary of the Edmund Pettus Bridge crossing, @POTUS signed an Executive Order making it easier to register to vote.
A big part of ending this pandemic is ensuring every American can get vaccinated. The American Rescue Plan will fund a national vaccination program that hires more vaccinators and sets up more vaccination sites, getting more shots into arms and getting them administered faster.
56 years ago, hundreds of peaceful protesters, including John Lewis, attempted to cross Edmund Pettus Bridge. They were beaten and tear-gassed by State Troopers, but they didn't give up. Today, we honor these heroes who secured voting rights for everyone and continue their fight.
Thank you to the Senators who voted to pass the American Rescue Plan. Your vote gets us a step closer to giving millions of Americans the relief they need and deserve. We look forward to seeing the bill pass in the House and get to @POTUS’ desk for signature. Help is on the way.
Hate of any kind is simply unacceptable. Right now, Asian Americans and Asian immigrants in our country are facing an increase in hate and violence. @POTUS and I are committed to working with the community to ensure all Americans are protected and respected. https://t.co/bUwDqdpBUq
In the last few weeks, we've made a lot of progress on getting people vaccinated. Pharmacies are playing a critical role in doing just that. More than 7,000 pharmacies around the country are vaccinating Americans right in their communities. https://t.co/59UqQbfEFC
.@POTUS and I urge the Senate to pass the American Rescue Plan. It will:
- Send $1,400 checks to those who need it most
- Create a national vaccination program
- Extend unemployment assistance
- Help small businesses
- Safely reopen schools
- Get Americans back to work
I spoke with Prime Minister @Netanyahu of Israel. @POTUS and I are unwavering in our commitment to Israel’s security. We discussed COVID-19, coordination on Iran, Israel’s warming relations with Arab countries, and advancing peace and prosperity for Israelis and Palestinians. https://t.co/z2III4ZpW4
In 1933, Frances Perkins made history as the first woman appointed to the US Cabinet. As Secretary of Labor, she helped implement social security, unemployment insurance, and a federal minimum wage. Today, we honor her legacy. #WomensHistoryMonth
This week, team @OSUWexMed administered some of the first Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines -- the only single-dose shot authorized by the FDA.
We're working to ramp up its production because a third safe and effective vaccine means we can vaccinate more people more quickly. https://t.co/fAdDViMlg8
The fight against cancer is personal for me, like it is for so many Americans. And I’m committed to doing everything I can as president to end cancer as we know it. This afternoon, I brought together a bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss how we can get it done. https://t.co/i6JUXGvHdI
This afternoon, I swore in Gina Raimondo as Secretary of Commerce. A committed public servant, @SecRaimondo will help strengthen our economy, create jobs, and ensure American businesses and workers thrive again. Congratulations, Secretary. https://t.co/xdCHEWNPUo
I enjoyed visiting Danielle and her team today. Danielle owns Fibre Space, an innovative small business. Like many small business owners, she's making it work under tough conditions. But they need help getting through the pandemic. The Senate should pass the American Rescue Plan. https://t.co/rOLpTSvVpR
On February 15, my Administration opened a special enrollment period for health insurance and more than 200,000 Americans have already gotten covered. It’s an encouraging sign, but we have further to go. Head to https://t.co/gRX1fGFEzj before May 15 to get covered.
Today I spoke with Prime Minister @ScottMorrisonMP of Australia, our close ally. We discussed regional and global challenges from climate change to COVID-19. @POTUS and I look forward to working with Australia to advance our shared values, security, and prosperity. https://t.co/uzOgbE80qM
Congratulations to our new Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona. A career educator, @SecCardona understands first-hand what teachers and students need to succeed and will be critical to re-opening our schools safely. https://t.co/f2saQc7rCS