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WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action today released the following statement by Campaigns Director Sondra Youdelman in response to news reports that the Senate had reached a bipartisan infrastructure deal and will finally bring it to debate:
“Thanks to Republicans, this infrastructure bill is coming too little and too late. While we urge the Senate to pass it swiftly, we also call on Democrats to immediately pivot to the broader budget resolution, finish what the infrastructure bill started, and get our communities urgently needed investments in relief and recovery.
“Democrats have a once in a lifetime opportunity to address climate change head-on, create good family-sustaining jobs, expand critical public health care programs, invest in public and affordable housing, and support families with kids. Millions of struggling working class people are still hurting. Legislators can’t leave until they pass this budget resolution before the August recess. They either bring home a win for their community, or stay working.”
People’s Action is a national network of 40 state and local grassroots, power-building organizations in 30 states, united in fighting for justice. We operate the largest progressive rural organizing project in the country. People’s Action and its member organizations coordinated one of the biggest distributed organizing programs in rural areas this past election season.