PROGRESSIVE CONGRESS ACTION FUND ANNOUNCES OVER 120,000 SIGNATURES IN SUPPORT OF CONGRESSIONAL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS’S THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET: A ROADMAP FOR THE RESISTANCE
PRESS CONFERENCE: THE PEOPLE SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET: A ROADMAP FOR THE RESISTANCE
June 7, 3:00 PM EST
House Triangle, Washington, D.C.
Rep. Mark Pocan, Co-Chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus
Rep. Raúl Grijalva, Co-Chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus
Rep. Jan Schakowsky
Other Distinguished Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
Dr. Gabriela Lemus, President, Progressive Congress Action Fund (Emcee)
Andrea Miller, Executive Director, People Demanding Action
Sam Sanders, Director of Government Relations, Economic Policy Institute
Debbie Weinstein, Executive Director, Coalition on Human Needs
Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director, Policy and Political Affairs, Peace Action
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Deputy Director, Communications and Policy
Progressive Congress Action Fund
Washington, DC— Progressive Congress Action Fund is pleased to deliver over 120,000 signatures from a multi-partner petition in support of the FY 2018 alternative budget by the Congressional Progressive Caucus, The People’s Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance.
The FY 2018 Congressional Progressive Caucus Alternative Budget, The People's Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance tackles systemic issues with comprehensive solutions, from the impact of climate change on rural communities and communities of color, to implementing critical criminal justice reforms, to repairing and replacing outdated infrastructure, to creating millions of sustainable, good paying jobs all over the country.
Dr. Gabriela Lemus, President of Progressive Congress Action Fund, released the following comment in advance of the press conference:
“We are proud to partner with the Congressional Progressive Caucus and with organizations across the country who feel strongly that a budget is a moral document, that instead of funding endless war and cutting access to vital services we should make critical investments in repairing infrastructure, making billionaires and corporations pay their fair share of taxes, expanding access to much-needed social service programs, ensuring equal opportunities in education, reforming our criminal justice system, and creating good-paying, sustainable jobs that will not only lift families out of poverty but grow our middle class.”
***The press conference is open to the public and media are encouraged to attend. ***