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Center for Popular Democracy’s Statement on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

The following statement has been issued by Co-Executive Director Jennifer Epps-Addison:

July 29, 2021

Marly Valiente


"People throughout this country — particularly Black and brown people — have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As eviction moratoriums are set to expire, unemployment benefits are about to end and COVID-19 cases continue to increase dramatically, Congress must pass a bill through reconciliation that goes far beyond the delayed and inadequate infrastructure package that Republicans have negotiated.

Congress must take swift action to pass a bill that includes citizenship for excluded workers, an expanded Medicare program, increased funding for navigator programs to connect people to rent assistance and child tax credits, extended unemployment benefits and home and community-based care. We demand our elected officials pass a bill that includes these priorities before they leave for summer break."


The Center for Popular Democracy is a national network of more than 50 community organizations dedicated to achieving racial and economic justice through local grassroots organizing. CPD trains and supports leadership, staff, and members to grow base-building organizations to scale and leverage that strength to win cutting-edge policy victories at the federal, state and local level.