In recent weeks, President Joe Biden has taken some bold actions to protect our environment and climate, like rejoining the Paris Agreement and stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline but there is much more to do.
We aren’t just facing one crisis: Global pandemic, mass unemployment, systemic racism, climate crisis — they are all connected.
President Biden must ensure that women as well as Indigenous, Black, Brown, and working-class communities are put first as the administration continues to push for the Build Back Better Initiative.
This moment is a result of all the years that our movement has been growing and building power, reflected by turnout in the 2018 and 2020 elections that put Democrats in control of Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade.
Amidst a confluence of devastating crises — the pandemic, racial injustice, economic devastation, and of course climate change — we have a historic opportunity to set our country on a different course in the next few months.
But it will take all of us working together to make our voices heard and demand change by pushing the THRIVE Agenda.
The THRIVE Agenda will transform our economy, putting people to work in climate and care jobs while advancing racial and social justice.
This bold new vision is intended to revive our economy while addressing interlocking crises of climate change, racial injustice, public health, and economic inequity with a plan to create dignified jobs for millions of unemployed workers and support a better life for the millions more who remain vulnerable in this pivotal moment.
A few weeks ago, thousands of us joined together to hear from leaders on the plan to advocate for this agenda. Watch the livestream below:
During the call Tom Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network, Margaret Kwateng of the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, and Varshini Prakash of the Sunrise Movement highlighted the opportunity we share in this moment—and how we must mobilize all our people to seize it.
Key takeaways from the call are that many legislators, particularly those who represent New Jersey, will not move without hearing from communities that they must support the Thrive Agenda and create investment that will transform, heal, and renew by investing in a vibrant economy that doesn’t leave anyone behind.
As a progressive activist, I will be happy to discuss these policies with you to plan ways to push our senators and representatives to take the bold action needed in this moment.
Join me in holding the Biden administration accountable to our country’s needs in his first 100 days.