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:
Parks, schools, roads, bridges, airports, housing and even broadband and water systems — the fact is, infrastructure touches every part of our lives. Yet, somehow, we rarely think about it until it fails us. Policymakers often see infrastructure only as dull technical decisions about how much to invest in concrete structures, when it is what knits our communities together or tears them apart. Click here to read the rest of this article.
One of Trump’s most horrendous campaign promises was to build a border wall — a divisive structure that will not keep us safe from harm nor create infrastructure to help our country fix crumbling roads and bridges. Click here to read the rest of this article.
According to several estimates, the proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico would cost around $20 billion. President Donald Trump is pushing to have funding for the project included in a budget measure currently being considered to avoid government shutdown. Click here to read the rest of this article.
This week, a nascent national movement takes to the streets to protest the building of a border wall with Mexico. But they’re not marching on Washington or in individual state capitals. Instead, they’re showing up on the doorsteps of major engineering and construction firms to persuade them not to help build the proposed wall. Click here to read the rest of this article.