Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Summer for Progress | Nina Turner, Our Revolution

Our Revolution


Yesterday, we scored a huge victory! All across the country, people put their bodies on the line and used their voices to stand up for health care. Senate Republicans do not have the votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act and will not be voting on their disastrous plan to take away health care from 22 million people.

This victory shows that when people come together there is nothing we cannot accomplish. We must build off of this and continue to not just express frustration but provide solutions to fix the issues that too many Americans face today.

This summer, Our Revolution is working with dozens of other grassroots organizations to back the #PeoplesPlatform, a bold, progressive policy agenda that we will be lobbying members of Congress to support during their recess. Our goal is to have the majority of the U.S. House Democratic Caucus signed on to cosponsor the following bills when they return in September:

  1. Health Care for All: H.R. 676 Medicare for All Act
  2. Education for All: H.R. 1880 College for All Act of 2017
  3. Workers' Rights: H.R. 15 Raise the Wage Act
  4. Women's Rights: H.R. 771 Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2017
  5. Voting Rights: H.R. 2840 Automatic Voter Registration Act
  6. Environmental Justice: Climate Change Bill (yet to be introduced)
  7. Criminal Justice and Immigrant Rights: H.R. 3543 Justice Is Not for Sale Act of 2017
  8. Tax on Wall Street: H.R. 1144 Inclusive Prosperity Act

Last year, we made huge gains in passing the most progressive Democratic Party platform in history. Every one of the bills in our #PeoplesPlatform is part of this. Now, we need members of Congress to put their words into action.

We will be delivering your signatures to the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Democratic National Committee to show in no uncertain terms that the grassroots are a political force to be reckoned with, and we demand representation.

In solidarity,

Nina Turner
Our Revolution

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