Princeton Progressives is both thrilled and immensely relieved that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been elected the next President and Vice President of the United States. It took an enormous collective effort on the part of countless dedicated progressive and Democratic organizations and individuals to achieve this critical historic result. Our American democracy still works. As of Inauguration Day, we will have competent and honest leadership in the White House, with a unifying tone that has been totally absent in the past four years and a resumption of the U.S.A.’s role as a responsible member of the world community. Nevertheless, we are under no illusion that achieving progressive legislation will be easy without Democratic control of the U.S. Senate. To that end, we strongly urge our members and followers to do whatever they can–phone banking, postcard writing, donating–to help the two Georgia Democrats win their run-off’s for the U.S. Senate in early January. We cannot overstate the importance of these two races.
Princeton Progressives exists to focus progressive alums and the broader Princeton community on student activism and education, a mission made more challenging by the pandemic and campus closure. Many events that PPro would normally support, such as on-campus speeches and seminars and off-campus trips in support of progressive causes and campaigns, are impossible right now. You can be sure, however, that Princeton Progressives remains unwaveringly committed to fostering progressive thinking and progressive action wherever Princetonians may be. This welcome national news opens the door to better things for our country and our world: addressing the COVID pandemic and climate change, striving for social and economic justice, and so much more. Princeton Progressives will continue to harness and advance the commitment and creativity of Princeton students and alums to make those better things come true.