On President Biden’s 100th Day in Office, Maine Democratic Party Chair Drew Gattine released the following statement:
“Since day one, President Biden has made his message clear: Help is here. In the proceeding 100 days, he has delivered real help - and real hope - to Mainers and Americans.
“Because of President Biden and the Democrats, 10,000 Maine kids are being lifted out of poverty with the Child Tax Credit. Ninety percent of adults and 87% of kids in Maine got stimulus checks. The President has made historic investments in vaccine production and distribution, getting shots in 220 million American arms, including here in our state where, under the tremendous leadership of Governor Janet Mills, we are one of the best in the nation for percentage of eligible population fully vaccinated. Help is really here.
“At the same time, President Biden has created 100 million new jobs, more jobs in the first two months in office than any Administration in history. Under his watch, America’s economic growth forecast for 2021 is 6.4%. And with the President’s American Jobs Plan, which would make massive investments in our country’s infrastructure, even more economic growth and job creation lie ahead. Help is really here.
“President Biden has also centered equity and justice in the American agenda. Last night, during the President’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress, he stated, ‘We have all seen the knee of injustice on the neck of Black America. Now is our opportunity to make real progress.’ He spoke directly to transgender Americans, saying ‘I want you to know that your President has your back.’ And he made clear that the country is on track to cut American child poverty in half this year. Help is really here.
“In just 100 days, President Biden has delivered real results and brought real hope to this country. Make no mistake: America is back on track.”
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