It’s time for the Democratic Party to embrace a bold vision to create a country that works for everyone — not just the very wealthy and the very privileged. Wouldn’t you agree?
That’s why Democracy for America is joining Our Revolution and dozens of other grassroots progressive organizations to launch a Summer for Progress in support of a People’s Platform — eight revolutionary pieces of progressive legislation that we will be pushing every single Democrat in Congress to embrace and champion.
The demise of Trumpcare is a perfect demonstration of what a powerful, populist progressive uprising can accomplish when it focuses on helping working families.
Now, we need to build on this momentum — and pressure the Democratic Party to show us what it stands FOR, not just what it is willing to fight AGAINST.
Will you become a part of the Summer for Progress? Sign the petition and tell Democrats to support the People’s Platform — show the Democratic Party that standing up for working families is essential to winning in 2018.
The eight pieces of legislation that make up the core of the People’s Platform each embody an important part of the Democratic Party’s platform:
- Health Care for All: H.R. 676 Medicare for All Act
- Education for All: H.R. 1880 College for All Act of 2017
- Workers’ Rights: H.R. 15 Raise the Wage Act
- Women’s Rights: H.R. 771 Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2017
- Voting Rights: H.R. 2840 Automatic Voter Registration Act
- Environmental Justice: Climate Change Bill (yet to be introduced)
- Criminal Justice and Immigrant Rights: H.R. 3543 Justice Is Not for Sale Act of 2017
- Tax on Wall Street: H.R. 1144 Inclusive Prosperity Act
The goal of our campaign is simple: The majority of House Democrats should become co-sponsors of each of these transformative bills when they return to Washington, D.C. in September. By doing so, they’ll demonstrate the overwhelming support within the party for these common sense progressive measures.
Democracy for America members have been front and center in the fight against Donald Trump since the day he took office. But if we want more victories, resistance is NOT going to be enough.
In the wealthiest nation on earth, each and every American family should have the basic things they need to thrive. We’ll keep fighting until everyone has access to health care, free college tuition, a livable planet, a job that pays a living wage, and the rights and justice they deserve — but in many cases have repeatedly been denied.
If we’re going to build the power we need, progressives must stand up for policies like these that dramatically improve lives and protect rights — policies that will motivate voters in every state and district in the country in 2018 and beyond.
With your support, this campaign can rally millions of people and change the direction of Democratic Party for 2018 and beyond. Make this a Summer for Progress: Sign the petition and tell Democrats to embrace the People’s Platform now!
Thanks for your support of the People’s Platform — and for being a member of DFA.
Karli Wallace Thompson, Campaign Manager
Democracy for America