The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris on winning the 2020 Presidential Election. We celebrate the historic election of America’s first female vice-president, first Black vice-president and first vice-president of South Asian descent. We also commend all of the advocates and community organizers who worked diligently to ensure people the opportunity to vote, to provide the resources and support to survivors and communities, and to mitigate attempts to disenfranchise them. Finally, NCADV thanks each and every person who voted and contributed to the 2020 election being the highest turnout election in 120 years.
Ruth M. Glenn, NCADV’s President/CEO, said, “We look forward to working with President-Elect Biden and Vice-President-Elect Harris to operationalize NCADV’s mission of ‘changing the conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism.’ Together, we can build a culture of safety, empowerment, and equity.”
President-Elect Biden has long been a champion for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other forms of gender-based violence. He is one of the original co-sponsors of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and, as Vice-President, created the position of White House Advisor on Violence Against Women. We are thrilled at the opportunity to continue working together to enact a strong bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act with critical enhancements during the first 100 days of his presidency. Despite being passed by the House in April of 2018, the Senate has yet to take any meaningful steps towards reauthorizing the landmark and critical legislation.