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07/26/2021 | Federal Advocacy: Fighting Back & Fighting Forward

Our Summer of Action is Heating Up

This summer, we have the opportunity to influence crucial policy decisions that could impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of workers and families across the country. As the House and Senate creep closer to their summer recess, it’s all hands on deck to make sure critical legislation is passed to ensure justice and dignity for our communities across the country. 

We kicked off a summer of action on June 24 with a powerful and clear mandate: WE CAN’T WAIT for lasting, impactful progressive change. We showed up for workers and families by marching through the streets, and we demanded change by emailing members of Congress to support our ambitious, progressive agenda. 

✅ Create a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants. 

✅ Invest in green infrastructure. 

✅ Build permanent care systems, providing quality, affordable care for everyone. 

✅ Fix the broken unemployment system, and invest in good jobs.

This is just the beginning. We need to keep up the momentum and show Congress that we won’t back down. Help us continue to show up for workers and families, and fight for the protections and benefits they need and deserve this summer and beyond by contacting your representatives today →

Leading up to the summer, CPD and our affiliates were instrumental in securing $7B for health worker jobs, $100M for BIPOC-owned small businesses, and $30M for harm reduction in the American Rescue Plan. In New York, CPD affiliates Make the Road New York and New York Communities for Change won a groundbreaking $2.1B for excluded workers, $2.4B in emergency rental assistance, and a tax increase on the ultra wealthy to fund public education and other critical services. While these victories are powerful strides to pursuing our bold agenda, we know there is still work to be done. 

The fight is just heating up! This is an historic moment where we have an opportunity to pass legislation that will impact our community members for decades. We must continue to fight alongside activists for citizenship for all, affordable healthcare, stronger unemployment insurance, good jobs, and so much more – and we’ll have plenty of opportunities for all of us to show up between now and September. Our workers and families are counting on us, but we can’t do it without your support. Will you contact your Senator and ask that they support our efforts this summer and beyond? Contact your senator now!