September 25, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02), announced the Progressive Caucus’s endorsement of H.Res. 1102, Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s THRIVE (Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy) Act. The THRIVE Act, which was also introduced by Senator Ed Markey, is a first-of-its-kind roadmap to address the overlapping crises of mass unemployment, COVID-19, and climate change.
“We are in an unprecedented moment of crisis right now,” said CPC Co-Chairs Mark Pocan and Pramila Jayapal. “Faced with the twin disasters of the pandemic and climate change – and the devastating impact of these emergencies on our economy – we need bold, transformative solutions to meet this moment and ensure our policies allow every person to live with physical and financial security. But in order to be effective, our urgency must be matched by robust organizing and the inclusion of vulnerable and underrepresented communities who are living on the frontlines of this crisis. The THRIVE Act creates a visionary and comprehensive framework to address these crises and ensure our collective action benefits all our communities. We are thrilled to endorse this bill and look forward to collaborating with Congresswoman Haaland to turn this vision into a reality.”
"Every person in this country should have access to opportunity, but tens of millions of our neighbors, family, and friends are unemployed and our country is facing the interlocking crises of a global pandemic, economic downturn, and climate crisis. Growing up, I learned that we must support each other in times of need from my grandparents and family, so that everyone thrives together. As we face these crises, it is more important than ever that we take bold action to renew our economy and deliver justice in the process. I’m incredibly grateful to have the CPC endorsement for the THRIVE agenda, which I worked on with Senator Markey and a coalition of grassroots organizations and labor groups, so that we are better positioned to lay the groundwork to create millions of good paying, green jobs and address environmental injustice," said Congresswoman Deb Haaland.