SDUSA Endorses “The People’s Platform”

SDUSA ENDORSES ‘THE PEOPLE’S PLATFORM” AND JOINS IN THE COALITION OF ORGANIZATIONS CAMPAIGNING FOR IT TO BECOME THE PROGRESSIVE AGENDA OF HOUSE DEMOCRATS

Resolution submitted by David Hacker

I propose that Social Democrats vote at this Convention endorse the “People’s Platform” and become a member of the organizations petitioning the Democratic National Committee to support the eight proposed Congressional Bills that make up the “People’s Platform.” While the target date for delivering the Petition to the DNC on July 25th has passed, the coalition supporting the platform is also working throughout this summer contacting House Democrats to support this platform. Social Democrats USA will join them in this important effort.

Below is the full text of the Summer for Progress Petition and the coalition members campaigning for it:

Summer for Progress Petition

Target: Democratic Members of Congress

The Summer for Progress: Let’s Move Our Country Forward

At the end of last year’s Democratic presidential primary, we created the most progressive platform in history. Together we scored huge gains by getting free college tuition, closing private prisons, and creating a $15 national minimum wage into the driving document of the Democratic Party.

Now, we’re asking you to join our campaign to get Democrats in Congress to sign on to our #People’sPlatform–eight bills currently in the House of Representatives that will address the concerns of everyday Americans. Each one of the bills below embodies an important part of the Democratic Party’s platform. From universal health care access to saving our environment from fossil fuels, we need your help to make these ideals a reality.

If Democrats want to win in 2018 and beyond, we need to start by supporting legislation that addresses the real issues facing everyday Americans. Sign our petition to show your support for a legislative agenda that puts people first. We will be delivering your petitions to the Democratic National Committee on July 25th. Join us as we organize for a #PeoplesPlatform!

During this summer’s congressional recess, Our Revolution, Democracy for America, Democratic Socialists of America, Progressive Democrats of America, #AllofUs, National Nurses United, and dozens of other organizations will be organizing to empower members like you to schedule a meeting, town hall, or direct action to demand Democratic members of Congress support the #PeoplesPlatform.

Democrats in Congress must lay out a bold vision for how we create a country that works for everyone–not the just the very wealthy.  In the wealthiest nation on earth, each and every American family should have the basic things they need to thrive. We’ll keep fighting until everyone has access to healthcare, free college tuition, a livable planet, and a job that pays a living wage.

Sign our petition:

Tell House Democrats– resistance isn’t enough, we must move our country forward with a bold, progressive agenda. Co-sponsor our #PeoplesPlatform when Congress returns to session in September.

Join us as we urge House Democrats to support:

  1. Medicare for All: H.R. 676 Medicare For All Act
  2. Free College Tuition: H.R. 1880 College for All Act of 2017
  3. Worker Rights: H.R.15 – Raise the Wage Act
  4. Women’s Rights: H.R.771 – Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2017
  5. Voting Rights: H.R. 2840 – Automatic Voter Registration Act
  6. Environmental Justice: Climate Change Bill – Renewable Energy (More details soon!)
  7. Criminal Justice and Immigrant Rights: H.R. 3227 – Justice is Not For Sale Act of 2017
  8. Taxing Wall Street: H.R. 1144 – Inclusive Prosperity Act

The status quo isn’t working. This summer, let’s work together to get House Democrats to back our #PeoplesPlatform.

Our Revolution
Democratic Socialists of America
Democracy for America
Progressive Democrats of America
#AllofUs
Common Defense
National Nurses United
Working Families Party
Millennials for Revolution
Women’s March
Labor for Our Revolution
People for Bernie
Good Jobs Nation
Young Progressives Demanding Action
Healthcare Now
Brand New Congress
Justice Democrats
Food & Water Action
Fight for 15

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Summer for Progress

To: Democratic Members of Congress
From: [Your Name]

Resistance isn’t enough, we must move our country forward with a bold, progressive agenda. Co-sponsor our #PeoplesPlatform when Congress returns to session in September.

Join us as we urge House Democrats to support:

Medicare for All: H.R. 676 Medicare For All Act

Free College Tuition: H.R. 1880 College for All Act of 2017

Worker Rights: H.R.15 – Raise the Wage Act

Women’s Rights: H.R.771 – Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2017

Voting Rights: H.R. 2840 – Automatic Voter Registration Act

Environmental Justice: Climate Change Bill – Renewable Energy (More details soon!)

Criminal Justice and Immigrant Rights: H.R. 3227 – Justice is Not For Sale Act of 2017

Taxing Wall Street: H.R. 1144 – Inclusive Prosperity Act

The status quo isn’t working. This summer, let’s work together to get House Democrats to back our #PeoplesPlatform.

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