FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, DC – (February 17, 2023) The Black Economic Alliance (BEA), a nonpartisan group of Black business leaders and aligned advocates, released the following statement in response to President Biden signing an Executive Order to Strengthen Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Across the Federal Government:
“BEA applauds President Biden signing an Executive Order to Strengthen Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Across the Federal Government. BEA has worked closely with the Biden-Harris Administration to identify opportunities to reshape federal policies and programs to drive economic mobility in the Black community.
“This Executive Order reflects those shared priorities and is an important step towards dismantling deeply entrenched and pervasive systems that have long held back the Black community. Sustained progress towards economic and racial equity is critical for the economic well-being of our society as a whole. We are also pleased this Executive Order centers lived experiences by emphasizing the importance of community engagement in informing government decision-making.
“We look forward to continued positive engagement with the Biden-Harris Administration to ensure the full and equitable implementation of this Executive Order.”
About the Black Economic Alliance
The Black Economic Alliance is a coalition of Black business leaders and aligned advocates committed to driving economic progress for the Black community through public policy, advocacy, and engagement with government and business leaders. Led by a board that includes executives from a range of industries including media, finance, pharmaceutical, nonprofit, and tech, BEA uses its collective power and business acumen to advance policies that will improve work, wages, and wealth for Black Americans. | https://blackeconomicalliance.org/