The Recorder - My Turn: ‘Biden is our president, but we can’t afford to stop now’

Published: 11/13/2020 12:33:38 PM We’ve done it. Starting next January, Donald Trump will no longer be our president. Joe Biden won....



Published: 11/13/2020 12:33:38 PM

We’ve done it. Starting next January, Donald Trump will no longer be our president. Joe Biden won. The elation I’m feeling is unparalleled, and I’m sure you’re all feeling it too. But while we breathe out our collective sigh of relief, we must remember that the fight has only just begun.

Like I said in my last op-ed, getting Donald Trump out of office is only the first step in a long line of actions we must take to ensure the United States lives up to its ideals of liberty and equality for all people. Now that the threat of Donald Trump being in office is reduced, we must shift our focus to getting policies that truly benefit the citizens of the United States enacted.

One of these policies is the Green New Deal: sweeping progressive policies that work to benefit both U.S. citizens and the environment. It includes energy democracy based on the idea of energy being a human right, a Just Transition that empowers communities most affected by climate change, and a WWII-scale effort to combat climate change as a country. It is not only focused on protecting the Earth from climate change, but ensuring those most affected, predominantly Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) will get the justice and opportunities they deserve.

Furthermore, we must work towards making the U.S. health care system equitable for all. A policy that will do this is Medicare for All, which is a replacement for the private health insurance system in place now. It would be funded by taxes, and have a lifetime enrollment. Essentially, it would function like the universal healthcare programs in other nations such as Australia.

We cannot forget how far we have to go. By all means, we can celebrate this win, but we must not stop organizing. We must not stop getting out and demanding our politicians listen to us. I know it seems easy to become complacent now that Joe Biden is our president, but we can’t afford to stop now. Not when so much good is within our grasp. Keep going.

Madeline Raymond is a resident of Goshen.



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