November 7, 2020

The results are in: Joe Biden will be our next President. Jobs With Justice and progressive organizations everywhere stand ready to see Democracy through.


Contact: Nick Voutsinos, Jobs With Justice,, 717-413-7613

The results are in: Joe Biden will be our next President. Jobs With Justice and progressive organizations everywhere stand ready to see Democracy through.

Washington, DC – Working people, people of color (especially in the south), women, LGBTQ+ people, and members of every community vilified by the Trump administration over these past four years have come out in record numbers to reject Trumpism and elect Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.

Donald Trump has made it clear that he will not accept this result — but what he does not accept does not and should not matter. Our Democracy is not determined by him, it is determined by the people. And Jobs With Justice, with countless other progressive organizations across the country, stands ready to fight to ensure that the will of the people, the will of our Democracy, is carried out.

“Millions of ballots were cast fairly and transparently, and after they were counted, the people clearly chose Joe Biden and rejected Donald Trump, period,” said Jobs With Justice Executive Director Erica Smiley. “The voice of millions of Americans cannot be undone by one man — and we will fight tooth and nail against anyone who says otherwise. Together, we hold the keys to our democracy, and we will not let anyone take it away from us.”

There can be no mistake — working people, especially working people of color, are the reason Trump will leave the White House in January. But we know that the effects of four years of hatred, four years of attacks on our unions, and four years of corporations running roughshod over our economy and our lives, will not dissipate overnight. There is much work to be done to bring our democracy back from the brink — and working people have made it clear that they are ready to help lead the restoration project, and build from that a better, more equitable and just economy.

“The Biden Administration must work to expand working people’s ability to participate in our democracy, not just on election day, but within the everyday grind of our economy,” said Smiley. “This must include creating more platforms for regular people to have a say — not just on the job, but in all aspects of our lives. Whether it be our housing, our healthcare, or re-negotiating our debt, the pandemic is an opportunity to test creative approaches to improving our democracy by centering workers first.”

If you are interested in interviewing Jobs With Justice Executive Director Erica Smiley, please send your request via email to Follow @jwjnational on Twitter for more updates.


Jobs With Justice is the country’s leading nonprofit in the fight for workplace and economic democracy. Comprising of a national network of local affiliates in nearly every state, Jobs With Justice brings together coalitions composed of unions, worker organizations, community groups, students, and faith institutions to win concrete improvements in people’s lives.

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