We are a diverse coalition of labor unions, advocacy groups, elected officials, and grassroots activists working for a real, long-term, 21st-century jobs and infrastructure package that benefits all Americans.
Working communities are leading the way for #MillionsOfJobs. Donald Trump wants to sell off our public roads and bridges to Wall Street investors and foreign corporations — allowing them to put up new tolls and transfer money from our communities into their pockets. We reject that “infrastructure plan.”
We must embrace an expansive vision of the American economy that creates millions of jobs, puts 21st-century public investment first, advances economic equity for historically disenfranchised Americans, and protects the environment.
Center for Popular Democracy
Color of Change
Communications Workers of America
Democracy for America
EPI Policy Center
Food & Water Watch
In the Public Interest
League of Conservation Voters
Media Matters for America
National Domestic Workers Alliance
NY Communities for Change
Progressive Change Campaign Committee
Strong for All
Working Families Party
What Good Public
Infrastructure is present in every facet of our daily lives. It is the roads we drive on, the water systems we drink from, the energy we are powered by. It is also school buildings for our children, the high-speed internet we require to work and play, and the public transportation we use to get around, and much more.
Infrastructure requires investment, maintenance, and frequent upgrades. The American Society of Civil Engineers has estimated $4.6 trillion in infrastructure needs over the next 10 years, over $2 trillion of which is currently unfunded. We need quick and bold action from politicians to ensure our country stays ahead of the curve and leads the way with a world-class jobs and infrastructure plan.
Not all jobs and infrastructure plans are created equal. Our country is in need of a major overhaul to propel its infrastructure into the 21st century and put people to work with family-sustaining jobs. This means transitioning away from fossil fuels, better serving traditionally underfunded communities, and ensuring that our bridges, freeways and public transportation are safe and efficient for all users. It also means ensuring that public infrastructure is built to serve all people, not just moneyed interests.
Major jobs and infrastructure bills may only happen once in a generation. By pledging to support the principles laid out in H.Con.Res. 63, Members of Congress are committing to a strong investment in a better future that works for all of us. They are rejecting any infrastructure “scams” which sell off our public works to corporations and hedge funds, while saddling future generations with more taxes and tolls.
The next jobs and infrastructure bill that is passed can either be a huge step in the right direction or two steps in the wrong direction. We must demand that our politicians lead us forward and settle for nothing less.