For Immediate Release: January 20, 2021
Contact: Lee Morrow, email@example.com, 202-601-7871
Catholic Sisters Celebrate Second Catholic President, First Female Vice President
Sr. Simone: “I am overjoyed that I can finally call my friend and fellow Catholic ‘President Joe Biden.’ Moreover, I am immensely proud to see history made by Madam Vice President Kamala Harris.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take the oath of office and become the President and Vice President of the United States, becoming the second Catholic President and first female Vice President in American history. The Catholic Sisters and advocates of NETWORK celebrate this historic inauguration and prepare to work with the new administration to build anew.
Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, Executive Director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice said:
“After four years of falsehoods and racist division, today marks a new chapter for our nation. Unlike Donald Trump, who had no interest in fulfilling his duties to the American people, President Biden and Vice President Harris are committed to serving our people. They will help the nation face our current challenges and prepare for a future of solidarity where all can flourish. This is the faithful way forward.
“As a Catholic Sister, I am overjoyed that I can finally call my friend and fellow Catholic ‘President Joe Biden.’ Moreover, I am immensely proud to see history made by Madam Vice President Kamala Harris. I am especially heartened by their administration’s focus on racial equity and economic justice. The Catholic advocates of NETWORK are excited to partner with them to begin to heal our nation and build anew.
“In this new year, each of us individually and collectively must make our own commitment to positive engagement and conversation across differences. These engagements need to anchor our resolve to work toward healing in this fractured nation. I invite every American to engage in the dialog necessary to make our democracy work. Together we can realize our national motto, E Pluribus Unum: ‘Out of many, one.’
“Let us pray and work for understanding, reconciliation, and peace.”
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice – advocates for justice inspired by Catholic Sisters – educates, organizes, and lobbies for economic and social transformation. They have a nearly 50-year track record of lobbying for critical federal programs that support those at the margins and prioritize the common good. www.networklobby.org