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Progressives Win Key Appointments To Biden’s Economic Team

WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden has appointed David Kamin to lead the White House’s economic policy, with Bharat Ramamurti as his deputy, and Joelle Gamble as special assistant to the president for economic policy.

In response to these additions to Biden’s economic team, Alexandra Rojas, executive director of Justice Democrats, and Varshini Prakash, co-founder of the Sunrise Movement, released the following joint statement:

“President-elect Biden is entering the White House amid one of the greatest economic crises in our history, and it is critical that he has a team of advisors who are prepared to invest in workers, raise wages, and take on the 1%.

“The appointments of David Kamlin, Bharat Ramamurti, and Joelle Gamble are a major win for progressives and all Americans who want the next administration to use every single tool at their disposal to end structural inequality in our economy.

“Kamlin understands that the rich must pay their fair share to give workers a shot at prosperity in the 21st century. Ramamurti, an NEC appointment pushed for by our organizations, understands that Wall Street and the most powerful corporations in the world must be held accountable to the rule of law. Gamble understands that forty years of trickle-down economics must be reversed through major, long-term investment in working-class communities across the country.

"We will not always agree, but it will take social movements, legislators in Congress, and like-minded allies in the executive branch to hold the President-elect accountable to delivering results for working families across America.”

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