Statement Congratulating President-Elect Biden and Offering Expertise on Social Justice Issues

by Kate Kennedy | December 14, 2020

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2020 — With the results of the 2020 election certified and electors across the country meeting today, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington releases this statement:

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington extends its congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and offers its best wishes to him and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in anticipation of their upcoming inauguration.

As the Biden administration and the 117th Congress begin their work in January, we offer to share our expertise gained in serving those most in need, and we invite the president-elect and vice president-elect to experience hope firsthand by visiting Catholic Charities DC, just blocks from the White House and Capitol.

For more than 90 years, Catholic Charities DC has served our most vulnerable neighbors — the poor, the homeless, the refugee and immigrant, and the disadvantaged — in the nation’s capital and surrounding Maryland counties. At no time in our history has our service been more needed or important. Hunger, homelessness, joblessness and mental health issues all have been heightened by the pandemic and economic crisis. In response to growing food insecurity, Catholic Charities DC has given out 1.2 million meals since the start of the pandemic.

Each day, we hear cries for help. Every day, we see what it takes to help the vulnerable strengthen their lives and build their futures. We look forward to working with public policy makers on solutions that support and empower the many families in need.

May God bless you as you take the reins of leadership.

Media: For more information, please contact Kate Kennedy of Catholic Charities’ communications department at and 703-201-5139 or Alexandra Schauffler at and 202-772-4390.

About Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
Catholic Charities DC is the largest independent social services agency in the Metropolitan D.C. area. As the charitable arm of the Archdiocese of Washington, Catholic Charities invests in communities by providing critical services to hundreds of thousands of people in need throughout the District of Columbia and Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland. The organization works tirelessly to give help that empowers and hope that lasts to those it serves regardless of background, belief, or circumstance. For more information, visit and follow us on social media @CCADW.