Wisconsin Working Families Party
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WI WFP on American Jobs Plan: ‘Good start, but Wisconsin workers need more’


By - Mar 31st, 2021 04:48 pm

In response to Joe Biden‘s recently announced American Jobs Plan, WI Working Families Party Campaigns Director Aaron Shapiro said:

“President Biden’s proposal is a good first step toward recovery for Wisconsin’s working families. But this has to be the floor, not the ceiling. Wisconsin’s working families are emerging from a year of historic crisis and job loss that hit women and people of color the hardest, and we need a recovery package that meets the scale of our communities’ needs, no excuses and no exceptions.

The risk here isn’t going too big — it’s going too small. That’s why, on the same day that Biden delivers his speech, tens of thousands of people are coming together at over 130 events across the country to demand Congress pass the THRIVE Act, a transformative economic recovery package that puts 15 million people to work in good, union, family sustaining jobs, cuts climate pollution in half by 2030, and advances racial, Indigenous, gender, environmental, and economic justice.

Working people can’t wait years for jobs to come back. We can’t afford to let elected representatives that never cared for us — representatives like Sen. Ron Johnson — to slow our chance at recovery. We need our representatives here in Wisconsin to do what it takes to ensure the good parts of this package become law, and fight to make it bigger and bolder. The WI WFP looks forward to working with progressive champions across the state, and mobilizing our members to put more progressives in positions of power on April 6, to fight for a recovery that meets the scale of our state’s need.

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