The Democratic Party unveiled a slogan and policy platform focused on addressing the growing economic divide in our country. Our Party stands up for working class families and we are focused on projects like our Summer organizing efforts to listen to voters and take action in the streets.
Chair Kleeb shared her thoughts and we included recent blog posts by Sen. Schumer and Rep. Pelosi. As Democrats we build our Party every day by talking with Nebraskans and supporting Democratic candidates in order to change the political landscape of our great state.
“In Nebraska, we believe in Growing the Good Life for All Nebraskans. Americans know the economy is rigged against them in order to protect big corporations and big donors.
While Exxon is still getting billions in tax-payer funded subsidies, parents worry about how they are going to afford college for their kids. We do not need a slogan to tell us this basic fact.
The Democratic agenda has always stood for working class families—the problem we faced over the last 10 years is our message and resources have been focused in DC rather than in the states.
Our job now is to be in rural, urban and suburban communities across the country talking to voters year-round, listening to their stories and connecting a policy agenda to address the concerns of working class families.”
A Better Deal Resources for Grassroots and Party Leaders:
A Better Deal on Jobs:
A Better Deal on Drug Prices:
A Better Deal on Competition and Costs:
“A Better Deal” Economic Agenda from Sen. Schumer
We believe in an America in which the vast majority of people feel that someone has their back. The economy today isn’t working for everyone. Those at the top are enjoying incredible success. They’re doing better than ever before. But that’s not the reality for the vast majority of Americans. If you’re working harder and longer than ever, but your job pays less and your bills keep going up – you know the system is rigged.
That’s why Democrats are offering A Better Deal that will focus on three goals:
o Raising your pay and creating good-paying jobs.
o Lowering the cost of living for you and your family.
o Give working people the tools to succeed in the 21st Century.
New York Times Op-Ed by Leader Schumer: A Better Deal for American Workers. “Americans are clamoring for bold changes to our politics and our economy. They feel, rightfully, that both systems are rigged against them, and they made that clear in last year’s election. American families deserve a better deal so that this country works for everyone again, not just the elites and special interests. Today, Democrats will start presenting that better deal to the American people.”
Rep. Pelosi’s: Democrats are offering America a better deal.
House Democrats are fighting to make sure that all working people know that somebody has their back. By giving our communities the tools they need to thrive, and empowering American families and workers, we will unlock unprecedented economic growth that will lead to better jobs, better wages, and a better future.
To unlock that future, Democrats are focusing on three goals:
Raise the wages and incomes of American workers and create millions of good-paying jobs: Our plan for A Better Deal starts by creating millions of good-paying, full-time jobs by directly investing in our crumbling infrastructure and prioritizing small business and entrepreneurs, instead of giving tax breaks to special interests. We will aggressively crack down on unfair foreign trade and fight back against corporations that outsource American jobs. We will fight to ensure a living wage for all Americans and keep our promise to millions of workers who earned a pension, Social Security and Medicare, so seniors can retire with dignity.
Lower the costs of living for families: We will offer A Better Deal that will lower the crippling cost of prescription drugs and the cost of a college or technical education that leads to a good job. We will fight for families struggling with high monthly bills like childcare, credit card fees, and cable bills. We will crack down on monopolies and the concentration of economic power that has led to higher prices for consumers, workers, and small business – and make sure Wall Street never endangers Main Street again.
Build an economy that gives working Americans the tools to succeed in the 21st Century: Americans deserve the chance to get the skills, tools, and knowledge to find a good-paying job or to move up in their career to earn a better living. We will commit to A Better Deal that provides new tax incentives to employers that invest in workforce training and education and make sure the rules of the economy support companies that focus on long-term growth, rather than short-term profits. We will make it a national priority to bring high-speed Internet to every corner of America and offer apprenticeships to millions of new workers. We will encourage innovation, invest in advanced research and ensure start-ups and small businesses can compete and prosper.
IT’S TIME TO PUT GOVERNMENT BACK ON THE SIDE OF ALL AMERICANS, NOT JUST THOSE AT THE TOP. IT’S TIME FOR A BETTER DEAL.