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CPD on Progressive SOTU Hopes: Biden Must Use Executive Orders to Deliver for Working Class People

Largest multiracial organizing network in the country urges Biden to not lose sight of delivering concrete wins for poor and working class people

For Immediate Release: March 2, 2022

Contact: press@populardemocracy.org

** Analilia Mejia and DaMareo Cooper, Co-Executive Directors of Center for Popular Democracy Action, are available for interviews by phone or video on what the progressive movement wants to see from President Biden**

NEW YORK -  Statement from DaMareo Cooper, Co-Executive Director of Center for Popular Democracy on progressive hopes for tonight’s State of the Union address from President Joe Biden: 

President Biden has the power of the Executive Order at his command and he should use it to deliver for our communities – Black and brown people, immigrants, working class and low income people, disabled and LGBTQ people. We hope he commits to that in tonight’s State of the Union, or he can expect opposition from the left.

“We won’t stop pushing Congress, but we can’t wait. Biden must commit tonight to using executive action to get off fossil fuels, protect immigrants, cancel student debt, lower prescription drug costs and pursue justice reform. 

“We also urge President Biden to use every resource at his disposal to hold states accountable for protecting the vote.
“President Biden must deliver on his promises to ensure the future of our communities. We’ll be working to make sure he does — look for us in the streets, in the halls of Congress and in front of the White House.” 

Yesterday, CPD Action joined affiliate CASA and over 500 supporters in Washington, D.C. to demand bold action from the Biden administration on climate, care, jobs and justice for our communities. 

See pictures here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qvS2Raygtyp7bLjWotGT_5oITaHIkOqf 



The Center for Popular Democracy is the largest multiracial network in the nation. CPD and CPD Action have over half a million members in 48 state and local community organizations across 38 states dedicated to achieving racial and economic justice through local grassroots organizing. CPD/A 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.