STATEMENT: CPC Infrastructure Proposal

May 25, 2017 -- Jamie Way

The following is a statement from Partnership for Working Families Executive Director Nikki Fortunato Bas on the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ release of their 21st Century New Deal for Jobs:

“The proposed 21st Century New Deal for Jobs is in marked contrast to the loose outline of Wall Street giveaways that Trump has called an infrastructure plan. Trump’s approach would be another way for corporations to take wealth and resources out of our communities. We must remember that infrastructure investment is a justice issue that will either move us toward greater racial, environmental, economic and gender equity or further from it. Our communities have developed proven strategies that will make real and lasting improvements to our everyday lives -- many of which the CPC plan includes. Ultimately, we know the extent to which local communities are given the opportunity to lead will determine the success of any plan.”