Neera Tanden

Neera Tanden

Pres of @amprog -Center for American Progress, progressive, Indian American, feminist, mom, wife. Not in that order. Views expressed are most definitely my own.

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Families all across our country are worried. Worried about paying bills, rent – too many of the most basic necessities have been placed out of reach. Our government must invest in people to put an end to this worry, and revive our economy.

As a kid, I went to a good public school outside Boston. I vividly remember being the only kid in line who used 10 cent vouchers for school lunches, from the Free Lunch Program. Since childhood, I've understood what government can do to help struggling families get on their feet

Today, businesses owned by Black, Latino, and Asian American people are closing down at alarming rates. President-Elect Joe Biden has a plan to invest $150 billion in small businesses that have been structurally excluded. I want to help make those investments a reality.

Merry Christmas everyone. There's been much darkness, but we can see the light. I hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday.

I really enjoyed talking to my hometown news source about how I grew up in Bedford and how much the community supported my family during the times we struggled. I am so grateful for that support. And to all my friends from Bedford.

Ready for 2021 Let’s do this

Thinking of John Lewis tonight. His memory, his spirit and all the change he fought for.

I really enjoyed talking to @bustle  about days past, on the cusp of better days to come.

I wrote a column almost a year ago about the similarities between Biden and LBJ. Judge for yourself how it held up.

"Well, I'm pretty tough. I'm a street fighter. They would have had a battle on their hands."-- @NancyPelosi  discussing the insurrectionists who threatened her on Jan 6th.


He just confessed to a crime. On tv.

It seems a Republican campaign went to the houses of older Democrats, claimed to be officials, took their absentee ballots and got rid of them. The Republican “won” by 900 votes. It’s 2018. Every major newspaper should be on that story. #NC9 

You know what defeats the hatefulness of Trumpism? The largest electoral margin defeat since Goldwater. That is what he deserves. A humiliating, historic landslide loss. And that is actually possible.But it takes a bigger coalition than your twitter bubble. Build the army.

I hope Barack Obama just shows up places in the public eye every couple of weeks through the next election just to remind people what it was like to have a decent, intelligent, compassionate president. So they know we can have that again.

After my parents were divorced when I was young, my mother relied on public food and housing programs to get by. Now, I’m being nominated to help ensure those programs are secure, and ensure families like mine can live with dignity. I am beyond honored.

A reminder- Ivanka and Jared use private emails for public business and this was barely a one day story in the media.

I dare @realDonaldTrump  to hold a town hall with members of the public on health care. Retweet if you dare him too.

Just a reminder that if Dems take the Senate, Mitch McConnell is no longer Majority Leader, Chuck Grassley is no longer chair of Judiciary and Susan Collins is in the minority. Find a Senate race and start working.

To attempt a Friday night massacre 5 months before an election means there’s a pretty big investigation they are trying to kill.