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Unity lies with people, not politicians

Author Navin Nayak urges the new Congress to follow the will of the people as it pursues policy solutions in the coming months.

The past four years have been trying for Americans, in no short part because so much of what divided us as a country emanated from the very person who was supposed to be leading it. Donald Trump thrived on pitting Americans against each other and sought every opportunity to demonize others, especially immigrants and people of color, if it served his political interests. So it is both refreshing and unsurprising that President Biden would mark the start of his presidency with a call to unite the country.

This is needed — and possible — but it is important to define what unity will actually look like.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Sun. Click here to view the full article.

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Navin Nayak

President and Executive Director, Center for American Progress Action Fund