WASHINGTON — The Congressional Progressive Caucus released its Progressive Proposition Agenda, a vision for Congress to meet everyday Americans’ urgent needs and rebuild the American dream for the poor, working, and middle class. 

The document presents a comprehensive domestic policy legislative agenda that includes proactive, top-priority policies that lift up poor and working people. Endorsed by Caucus members and numerous progressive movement groups, the agenda focuses on raising wages and lowering costs; correcting the inequality in our economic, education, political systems; continuing progress on the climate crisis; and protecting and expanding Americans’ rights and freedoms. 

The policies are organized into seven areas of focus: lowering the cost of living, boosting wages and worker power, advancing justice, protecting our planet and people, making our democracy work, breaking corporations’ hold on our economy, and providing world-class public education. It includes legislative policy proposals that Democrats can pass with congressional majorities that will deliver immediate, tangible results for everyday Americans as well as rebuild systems that have held communities back for too long. 

“Progressives are proud to have been part of the most significant Democratic legislative accomplishments of this century. We have made real progress for everyday Americans — but there’s much more work to be done,” said Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. “That’s why the Progressive Caucus has identified these popular, populist, and possible solutions. With the Progressive Proposition Agenda, Democrats in Congress can meet the urgent needs people are facing, rewrite the rules to ensure majorities of this country are no longer barred from the American promise of equality, justice, and economic opportunity, and motivate people with a vision of progressive governance under Democratic majorities in the House and Senate and a Democratic White House.”

The agenda is endorsed by: Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Center for Popular Democracy, Demand Progress, Family Values @ Work, the Green New Deal Network, Indivisible, MoveOn, National Education Association, National Employment Law Project, National Immigrant Justice Center, National Nurses United, Native Organizers Alliance, Our Revolution, P Street, People's Action, PolicyLink, Public Citizen, Public Money Action, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Sierra Club, Social Security Works, Sunrise Movement, Take on Wall Street, United We Dream, and Working Families Party.

Endorsing organizations offered the following statements on the agenda:

“House progressives were the engine at the heart of our legislative accomplishments in 2021 and 2022,” said Mary Small, Chief Strategy Officer at Indivisible. “They’ve continued that momentum to be true governing partners to the Biden Administration as those laws and programs are implemented. That’s why Indivisible is so supportive of the CPC’s Proposition Agenda, a bold vision for progressive governance in 2025 and beyond. From reproductive rights, to saving our democracy, to economic security for all, the CPC is driving forward exactly the sort of legislative goals we want to see in our next governing moment.”

MoveOn applauds the Progressive Caucus for developing a bold, visionary policy agenda that will lower costs for workers and families and level the playing field for the working class, protect our freedoms and our planet, and defend our democracy,” said Rahna Epting, MoveOn Executive Director. “This blueprint shows what is possible if we lead with people-first policies and what we can do to make the lives of all Americans better if we empower progressives in Congress in 2025.”

“We’re excited to organize alongside the Congressional Progressive Caucus to win this bold agenda that puts the interests of poor and working people above those of greedy corporations and the ultra-rich,” said Sulma Arias, Executive Director of People’s Action. “By organizing to win policies and investments that curb corporate power and greedflation while investing in our people and our planet, we will build a strong multi-racial coalition that will defeat authoritarianism.”

"The Congressional Progressive Caucus is leading the way for Congress to address the major issues affecting working families, from reducing health care and housing costs to strengthening workers' rights to join unions, earn living wages and benefits, and have safe workplaces,” said Mary Kay Henry, President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). “SEIU is proud to partner with the CPC to move these priorities forward and build a more equitable economy in which corporations are held accountable for their actions." 

"A House Democratic majority in 2025 would present a critical opportunity to advance key climate priorities, including building on the progress of the Inflation Reduction Act to deploy more clean energy and ending subsidies to the fossil fuel industry," said Sierra Club Beyond Fossil Fuels Policy Director Mahyar Sorour. "We applaud the Congressional Progressive Caucus's leadership on climate action and environmental justice and look forward to continuing to work in partnership to move these priorities forward."

"Social Security Works is proud to endorse the Congressional Progressive Caucus agenda for 2025, which includes expanding Social Security and paying for it by requiring the ultra-wealthy to contribute their fair share,” said Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works. This agenda would also improve Medicare by adding dental, vision, and hearing and lowering the Medicare eligibility age. Furthermore, it would expand Medicare's negotiating power to include all prescription drugs, and establish a government office to publically manufacture generic drugs. All of these ideas are massively popular with the American people.”

"This agenda is a clear road map to an America that works for all of us, not just the wealthy or well connected,” said Maurice Mitchell, Working Families Party National Director. “By raising wages, guaranteeing paid family leave, and lowering the cost of health care and housing, we can strengthen economic security for millions of working families. Now it's time to put in the work and organize to make this vision a reality."   

The Progressive Proposition Agenda can be read here and a full, detailed list of the included policies can be read here.

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