As Biden Proposes Reducing His Recovery Package, campaigns Urge Congress to Invest $10 Trillion Over Next Decade on Climate, Jobs, and Justice
Contact: Johanna Kichton, [email protected], 202.660.0605
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The People’s Bailout today placed an ad in The New York Times along with three other networks and nearly 200 organizations calling on Congress to go bigger and bolder than what President Biden has proposed to deliver jobs and justice. The full text of the ad is below:
“As our nation resurfaces from a pandemic that claimed more than we could have ever imagined, building back better requires an economic renewal and jobs plan rooted in justice that is as big and interconnected as the crises we face.
“The undersigned groups—representing millions of members from unions and workers, climate, and racial justice organizations —call on Congress to heed President Biden’s request to swiftly get bold legislation on his desk, with larger investments than he proposed.
“We face urgent systemic threats—an uphill economic recovery, the escalating climate crisis, structural racism, children and families falling behind, a looming infrastructure crisis that includes care, health, climate infrastructure, and more. We need bold action, and we need it now.
“To create over 15 million good, union jobs and build a more just economy, Congress needs to pass a package that invests $1 trillion a year for the next 10 years and includes:
- An investment of $400 billion in community-based and home services to create over one million new care jobs and address the rising demand to care for older Americans and people with disabilities.
- Economy-wide investments as proposed in the THRIVE Act—from clean energy to public transit to family farming to clean manufacturing—to deliver full employment, cut climate pollution in half by 2030, and advance racial, economic, gender, and environmental justice.
- Building a strong public health workforce, including major investments in good union community health worker jobs to ensure that everyone is connected to the care and support they need.
- A pathway for citizenship for undocumented essential workers to ensure security and dignity at their jobs.
“We call on Congress to seize this once-in-a-generation opportunity and pass a recovery package—by August—that is bold in scale, broad in scope, and strong in standards to deliver the economic transformation our communities need and deserve.”
The People’s Bailout is anchored by six national organizations and networks: It Takes Roots alliance, The Movement for Black Lives, Sierra Club, National Domestic Workers Alliance, People’s Action, and The Center for Popular Democracy.
The ad is on page A7 of today’s New York Times. An image of the ad may be found here and the full list of all the signatories may be found here.
The People’s Bailout is a partnership of over 1,000 organizations, over 100 elected officials, and thousands of individual signatories that endorsed the Five Principles of Just COVID-19 Relief & Stimulus and have been fighting since May 2020 to pass just federal relief, recovery, and renewal that includes every person in the United States regardless of status.