Congress just passed a relief bill, but short-term relief is not enough — we need longer term investment in good jobs for all.
There are millions of us looking for good work, and so much good work that needs to be done.
It will take millions of people to build a new energy grid, care for older folks, teach little kids, restore parks and buildings that have fallen into disrepair, and do the work of building happy, healthy communities.
This year, we can put millions of people back to work in good paying jobs building a sustainable, just, and people-centered economy.
We also need to see to It that future pandemic outbreaks are dealt with swiftly, intelligently and scientifically, before they devolve into far more deadlier crises.
Congress must deliver at the scale of the crises we face. Our communities, our climate, our democracy cannot afford delay or compromise.
We need our elected representatives to commit to fighting for a historic economic recovery of at least $10 trillion to create millions of good jobs stopping the climate crisis and building a new, people-centered economy before the end of Biden’s first 100 days.
I am certain that Senators Fitzgerald and Grothman will agree with me that bold actions are necessary to protect our people from future tragedies like what befell us during the last year.