And just so we don’t forget what’s at stake, here’s what an inclusive recovery can look like:
A pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants;
Lowering drug prices, expanding Medicare to cover vision, dental, and hearing, and lowering the eligibility age to 60 years old;
Investments in climate, including a Clean Energy Standard (with no fossil fuels!) and a Civilian Climate Corps;
Investments in housing, especially deeply affordable housing and housing for unhoused populations;
Historic investments in the care economy including universal child care, paid leave, and home and community-based care; and
Address extreme wealth inequality by taxing the ultra-rich and big corporations so they finally pay their fair share.
The CPC made some important wins in recent days on key priorities like affordable child care and bold climate provisions. These wins were possible because we had their backs — and now they need our support more than ever to ensure this package doesn’t get watered down by Republicans and conservative Democrats.