We have been inspired by the growing grassroots movements on Wall Street and across the country. We share the anger and frustration of so many Americans who have seen the enormous toll that an unchecked Wall Street has taken on the overwhelming majority o
Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva and Keith Ellison will join the Jobs, Not Cuts Rally on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. Each will give opening remarks welcoming participants to the Capitol. Grassroots activists will rally at the Capitol for job creation and to protest Republican job cuts as well as cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) co-chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva and Keith Ellison along with CPC leaders Reps. John Conyers, Charles Rangel and Barbara Lee, today unveiled the next round of legislation in the CPC "Rebuild the American Dream Framework." The new initiatives focus on rebuilding our economy immediately with emergency jobs legislation and implementing longer-term job creation strategies.
Today, we stood with the American people and rejected yet another Republican proposal that will kill thousands of jobs. Americans won't stand for Republican politicians that refuse to lift a finger to help flood victims unless they can put thousands of Americans out of work in return. At no point in our history has one party attempted to hold disaster funds hostage, and it is simply unconscionable.
The end of the discriminatory ‘Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy is a milestone for civil rights in America. The Congressional Progressive Caucus has long supported the LGBT community in the battle against this failed policy, which is responsible for the discharge of more than 13,000 highly qualified American service members. This misguided policy forced an additional estimated 65,000 service members to hide who they are to serve the country they love.
As co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, we congratulate President Obama on many of his proposals to cut our deficits and balance our national budget. The president's determination to reduce the large national debt that he inherited after years of costly wars, unchecked defense spending, corporate welfare and giveaways to the wealthy few is admirable.
Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva and Keith Ellison were joined by colleagues Jan Schakowsky, Lynn Woolsey, John Conyers, Charlie Rangel, Jim McDermott and Barbara Lee today to introduce the Rebuild the American Dream Framework and emergency jobs legislation. Video highlights of the tour are available at http://bit.ly/o5GyDU.