Vaccine Requirements Work…So Why Are Republicans Trying to Stop Them?

16 Sep

From airlines to sports teams, private businesses have implemented their own vaccine requirements to tackle the pandemic, protect their customers and employees, and bring this pandemic to an end — and they’re working. Every day, thousands of Americans are getting vaccinated, bringing us closer to the end of this pandemic, and yet national Republicans continue to side with COVID and make clear they are the pro-sickness, anti-vaccine party.

Across the board, businesses that are implementing their own vaccine requirements are seeing skyrocketing vaccination rates.

  • Fox5 Las Vegas: “6K+ people got first COVID-19 vaccine dose to attend Raiders game at Allegiant Stadium”
  • John Berman: “JUST NOW: ‘Single digits.’

“United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby on the number of resignations they have had so far over vaccine requirements. Single digits as 90% have been vaccinated.”

  • Lara Seligman: “Wow – @PentagonPresSec says as of today just under 88 % of the active duty force now have received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine. That’s an additional 11.5 % since the mandate went into effect.”
  • New York Times: “Agencies That Required Vaccines Before Biden’s Push See Early Success”
  • Bloomberg: “Delta Air Says New Covid Policy Is Boosting Worker Vaccinations”

Yet, the Republican National Committee and other Republican leaders continue to fight against these proven methods to combat the vaccine.

  • Zeke Miller: “RNC fundraising email: “We plan to launch a massive lawsuit to STOP forced vaccination and we need YOUR help.”
  • Kevin McCarthy: “NO VACCINE MANDATES.”
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California Recall Results Show Pandemic Still Top of Mind for Voters – and Republicans Are on Defense

16 Sep
On the heels of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s landslide victory — which overwhelmingly reaffirmed voters’ support for President Biden’s and Democrats’ leadership in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic — it’s clear Democrats are on offense. 

On Tuesday, by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, voters rejected the GOP’s anti-science denial of the pandemic and their subsequent refusal to address it, instead supporting a leader who has put tackling the pandemic and rebuilding the economy at the forefront of his agenda.

Defeating the pandemic and getting our economy back on track remains voters’ top priority, and Republicans’ failure to address either is a major vulnerability heading into the 2021 and 2022 elections. But don’t just take it from us — keep reading to learn more about how Democrats’ landslide victory this week should have Republicans on their heels. 

The Washington Post: Emboldened by recall win, Democrats brush aside talk of unity and escalate attacks on Republicans

“Democrats have been sharpening their attacks on Republicans over the pandemic, former president Donald Trump and other polarizing topics, and now, emboldened by victory in California’s recall election, party leaders are seeking to further escalate hostilities ahead of the midterm elections.

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“‘The contrast is going to be clear as we move into 2022,’ Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison told reporters Wednesday. ‘The contrast between folks who are card-carrying members of Trumpism and folks who are Americans through and through and are fighting for this country.’”

The Hill: Top Democrats tout California recall with an eye toward 2022

“Top Democrats are touting California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s victory in Tuesday’s recall election as a harbinger of what’s to come in the 2022 midterms when the party will have to defend its narrow House and Senate majorities.

“In a Wednesday morning call with reporters, Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), the chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), said Newsom’s win underscored their party’s greatest hope heading in next year’s midterm elections: that voters will deliver a sweeping rejection of the GOP under the continued influence of former President Trump.”

Associated Press: 5 takeaways after California governor handily defeats recall

“Republicans intended the recall to be a referendum on Democrats’ rule of California, and the homelessness, crime, high housing costs and energy problems that accompanied it. But in a bit of political maneuvering — and with the help of the spreading delta variant — Newsom turned it into a referendum on Republicans’ opposition to precautions against the coronavirus.

“The Republicans running to replace Newsom opposed mask and vaccine mandates, and the California governor was happy to highlight that. Newsom aired an ad calling the recall ‘a matter of life and death’ and accusing the top Republican candidate, talk radio host Larry Elder, of ‘peddling deadly conspiracy theories.’”

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ICYMI: Washington Post: Opinion: Mitch McConnell’s debt limit game-playing is lunacy, and we should say so

16 Sep

**ICYMI**

Key Point: “What keeps getting lost in all the discussion, as one Democrat correctly pointed out to me, is that the Republican position is essentially to threaten to vote to default. That’s insane and reckless, and media accounts should find a way to communicate this to viewers and readers.”

Washington Post: Opinion: Mitch McConnell’s debt limit game-playing is lunacy, and we should say so
By Greg Sargent
September 15, 2021

The current position held by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and most Republican senators is that this fall they will vote in favor of the United States defaulting on its debts, leading to economic Armageddon.

You don’t hear their position described this way in many press accounts, to be sure. But that is functionally their position: They are threatening to withhold all GOP support when Congress votes to suspend the debt limit, probably sometime in October.

If the debt limit is not suspended or raised, the United States will default, with horrible consequences, and Republicans are threatening to vote no.

McConnell spelled out his position in new detail in an interview with Punchbowl News. He says Democrats must suspend or raise the debt limit as part of their multi-trillion-dollar reconciliation bill, where they can do so by simple majority, without any Republicans.

If they do not, McConnell says, no Republicans will support suspending it or raising it as part of some other process, say, via a “clean” debt limit bill, or as part of a continuing resolution funding the government at the end of September (which would require 60 votes to overcome a GOP filibuster).

This is being widely portrayed as creating a dilemma for Democrats. And that’s true, if only in the sense that epic Republican bad faith is creating a dilemma for the more responsible party.

Democrats joined with Republicans to suspend the debt limit under President Donald Trump, and a good deal of debt was racked up during that period. Given this, Democrats are insisting that Republicans must join them to suspend the debt limit this time — suspending it would effectively render it inoperative until a future date — and they are daring Republicans to vote no.

One way Democrats might do this — which is favored by the White House — is to bundle the debt limit suspension with a government funding bill that would also include huge amounts of disaster aid, much of it for red states. The thinking is this disaster money should make it harder for Republicans to vote against it.

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Remarkably, Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-La.) insists not only that this won’t pass but also the mere fact that Democrats might do this shows they’re operating “in bad faith” and don’t actually have the “back” of disaster-sufferers.

Just try to fathom how deranged that position truly is. Republicans insist Democrats must deal with the debt limit themselves, with no Republican support, and if Democrats package this with other things that must be done — such as disaster aid or funding the government — that’s somehow placing unfair pressure on Republicans to join in raising it.

But Republicans themselves agree the debt limit must be suspended or raised. Kennedy agrees with this. So does McConnell! As McConnell puts it, “America should never and never will default.”

So why shouldn’t they feel obliged to actually vote to suspend or raise the debt limit for the good of the country, just as Democrats did under a Republican president, when this also had to be done for the good of the country?

Pressed on this by Punchbowl News, McConnell offered an invented principle: When Democrats are in the majority, it is solely their responsibility to deal with this. “They’re in charge of this government,” McConnell said.

Of course, Republicans will be creating the need for this to clear a 60-vote threshold by filibustering; Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is already threatening exactly this.

One might argue that precisely because Republicans are stooping to such depths, Democrats should indeed dispense with the debt limit by simple majority in the reconciliation process, rather than gamble on whether Republicans really will withhold their votes in the end.

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But all that aside, what keeps getting lost in all the discussion, as one Democrat correctly pointed out to me, is that the Republican position is essentially to threaten to vote to default. That’s insane and reckless, and media accounts should find a way to communicate this to viewers and readers.

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Republican Leaders Have No Problem Throwing Economy in Turmoil

15 Sep

Republican Senate leaders have once again put their hypocrisy on full display as we approach the debt ceiling deadline and are making clear they are willing to force the country to default on its debt for purely political purposes. Based on their commentary, you would bet Senate Republicans have always been consistent on the debt limit, right? 

Well if they were we wouldn’t be here. 

During Donald Trump’s four years in office, a majority of Senate Republicans voted to raise or suspend the debt limit three times as Trump added nearly $8 trillion to the national debt.

  • Washington Post: “Senate Republicans on Wednesday threatened to vote against an increase to the debt ceiling unless Congress first agrees to new spending cuts or other measures […] The new ultimatum marked a reversal for Republicans, who agreed to address the debt ceiling — the statutory amount the government can borrow to pay its bills — multiple times to advance policies under President Donald Trump that helped add $7 trillion to the federal debt during his term.”
  • CBS News: “Democrats joined Republicans three times during the Trump administration to raise the ceiling, calling it ‘Trump debt.’ The national debt was just under $20 trillion when President Donald Trump took office and more than $27 trillion when he left office earlier this year.”

During the Trump administration, Republicans, including then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, admitted it was necessary to raise the debt limit and supported agreements to do so.

  • Then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2017 via CNBC: “‘There is zero chance — no chance — we won’t raise the debt ceiling. No chance,’ McConnell said at an event in Kentucky with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. ‘America’s not going to default. And we’ll get the job done in conjunction with the secretary of the Treasury.’”

But Republicans have a track record of playing politics with the national debt and this time is no different. 

  • Donald Trump in a 2011 Fox & Friends interview“Frankly the Republicans would be crazy unless they get 100 percent of the deal that they want right now to make any deal. […] And he can’t get elected. If this happens — for instance, if this stuff is going on prior to an election, he can’t get elected. He possibly can’t get elected anyway if they choose the right candidate which is a big if […] When it comes time to default, they’re not going to remember any of the Republicans’ names. They are going to remember in history books one name, and that’s Obama.”
  • Huffington Post: “McConnell foreshadowed a new fight over the nation’s borrowing limit this summer, saying Tuesday that the only time President Barack Obama gets ‘serious’ is when Republicans use the debt ceiling to drag him ‘kicking and screaming’ into negotiations […] McConnell’s remarks Tuesday on Capitol Hill suggested the GOP will hold its fire until the summer, when, like in 2011, the country could once again face a historic default if Congress doesn’t raise the borrowing cap.”
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DNC, DCCC, and DGA Chairs Hold Joint Press Call On Republicans’ Extremism & Democrats’ Path to Victory in 2022

15 Sep
DNC Chair Harrison: “Democrats Deliver. Republicans Obstruct, They Divide, and They Deceive the American People.”

Today, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, DCCC Chair Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, and DGA Chair Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham held a joint press call to discuss how Democrats will protect incumbents and beat and replace extremist Republicans in the midterm elections. This call came on the heels of California Governor Newsom’s landslide victory last night, which reaffirmed voters’ support for President Biden’s and Democrats’ leadership in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the call, the Chairs discussed Republicans’ record of recklessly promoting vaccine misinformation while President Biden and Democrats’ agenda has added over 4.6 million new jobs since January, brought unemployment claims to the lowest levels since the start of the pandemic, and delivered a historic tax cut to working families. As the Chairs noted, Republicans’ failure to lead on tackling the pandemic, attacks on Americans’ reproductive rights, and their deadly and divisive rhetoric that fueled the deadly insurrection on January 6th are all on the ballot heading into the midterm elections. 

See below for an excerpt of DNC Chair Jaime Harrison’s remarks on the call:

“Elected officials can talk all they want, but it’s really about showing up and doing the work. And what we know is this — this message is very simple and it’s very clear. Two words: Democrats deliver. And we have proven that for the past 8 months. The American Rescue Plan got shots in arms, put checks in pockets, and we invested vital money into our small businesses and into our local municipalities. We expanded the child tax credit which has already kept three million kids out of poverty.

“…Now I wish I could tell you Republicans were working side by side with us on all of this stuff. But they don’t seem to have any interest in getting any results. And we saw that in California. While Democrats deliver, Republicans obstruct, they divide, and they deceive the American people. 

“I wish I could tell you in the House that Kevin McCarthy was rolling up his sleeves and getting to work with us to grow the economy and invest in our infrastructure. But he’s too busy catering to insurrectionists in his own caucus. I wish I could tell you Republicans were serious about beating back this pandemic, but more and more they’re starting to seem like they’re anti-vaxxers. I wish the passion they had for horse de-wormer and hydroxychloroquine, they would have for this vaccine and getting people vaccinated in this country, but they don’t have that same type of passion because all they care about is politics. All they care about is trying to get back to power. But what Joe Biden and Democrats across the country, in the House, the Senate, our governors, and in our legislatures — what they are demonstrating is that they don’t give a damn about the polls or the politics — what they care about is the health and safety of the American people.”

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ICYMI: Reuters: Biden’s child tax credit pays big in Republican states, popular with voters

15 Sep

**ICYMI**

Key Point: “The top 10 states by average monthly child tax credit payments in August – all from the West and Midwest – were: Utah, Idaho, South Dakota, Alaska, Nebraska, Wyoming, North Dakota, Iowa, Kansas and Montana, with monthly payments ranging from $515 to $456 in August. All voted last year for Trump over Biden and all have Republican governors.”

Reuters: Biden’s child tax credit pays big in Republican states, popular with voters
By Jason Lange and Chris Kahn
September 15, 2021

A one-year expansion of the U.S. child tax credit, a policy championed by President Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats over Republican opposition, has disproportionately benefited states that voted for former President Donald Trump in 2020, a Reuters review of Treasury Department data has found.

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The current expanded tax credit has proven popular, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found, supported by 59% of U.S. adults including 75% of people who identified themselves as Democrats and 41% of people who identified as Republicans. The poll was conducted online Sept. 9-10, based on responses from 1,003 adults and with a credibility interval of 4 percentage points.

The policy’s support among Republicans far outstripped their 11% backing for Biden’s overall job performance in a separate Reuters/Ipsos poll.

The policy’s popularity, experts said, might benefit Democrats in elections next year that will determine whether they retain control of Congress for the second half of Biden’s term. Democrats are defending razor-thin majorities in the Senate and House of Representatives.

“That could make a difference in a whole lot of places where we have close Senate and House races,” said Norman Ornstein, an expert on elections at the American Enterprise Institute.

The top 10 states by average monthly child tax credit payments in August – all from the West and Midwest – were: Utah, Idaho, South Dakota, Alaska, Nebraska, Wyoming, North Dakota, Iowa, Kansas and Montana, with monthly payments ranging from $515 to $456 in August. All voted last year for Trump over Biden and all have Republican governors.

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In Wisconsin and Arizona – states that Biden narrowly won last year and are shaping up to have competitive Senate races next year – average payments in August were just under $450.

The policy gets cash to families even before they square annual tax bills. Republican-led states tend to have lower household incomes than states with Democratic leadership such as California and New York, thus benefiting more from the policy, which reduces tax credits to upper-income households.

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN

The economic stimulus law, called the American Rescue Plan, raised the existing child tax credit from $2,000 per child to $3,000 per child for children over age 6 and from $2,000 to $3,600 for children under age 6, while upping the age limit from 16 to 17. Families benefit from the full credit if they earn up to $150,000 for a couple or $112,500 for a family with a single parent.

Since July, the U.S. Treasury has given more than 35 million households about $250 to $300 a month for each child under age 18, a policy some analysts say is already significantly reducing childhood poverty.

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The tax credit already is being felt by Americans benefiting from it.

Lolitha Maria Scott, a 41-year old call center worker in Phoenix with five children, described the tax credit as a lifeline that she thinks should continue beyond this year because many working parents like her struggle to keep up with rising rent bills.

“I understand people say it’s costly for the budget but it also helps the American people,” Scott said in an interview.

Scott said the policy helped cement her plan to vote for Democratic Senator Mark Kelly, who is seeking re-election next year in Arizona.

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YIKES: RNC Takes A Big L in California

15 Sep

Last night, voters overwhelmingly rejected Republicans’ attempt to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom. Californians sent a clear message to the Republican Party that downplaying COVID, Trumpism and peddling conspiracy theories is not the winning strategy Republicans think it is. 

Just a couple months ago national Republicans were braying about their chances in California, pouring money into the state and saying they had a real chance to win. 

Let’s take a trip down memory lane.

Republicans kicked off the recall touting their involvement as a chance to test their ground game and unify the party ahead of 2022.

Politico: “GOP officials say the recall — which has quickly emerged as one of the highest-profile battles of the year — is a prominent cause around which the party can unify in the run-up to the 2022 midterm elections and paper over the civil war between forces aligned with former President Donald Trump and those who want Republicans to distance themselves from him.”

Politico: “RNC officials say their decision to invest in the race will also give them an opportunity to test their volunteer capacity as they begin to prepare for the 2022 midterm elections.”

Republicans made multi-million dollar investments, and touted their “unmatched data-driven ground game.”

Republican National Committee: “‘The California Republican Party has done a tremendous job holding the worst governor in California’s history accountable and the RNC is proud to partner with them,’ RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in the hiring announcement. ‘Our multi-million dollar investment will allow us to hire over 40 staffers, open two APA Community Centers, and employ our unmatched data-driven ground game to recall Gavin Newsom.’”

And up until Election Day, Ronna McDaniel was saying “Gavin Newsom’s time is up” and tried making his strong leadership on combatting COVID a….vulnerability?

Fox News: “RNC Chairwoman McDaniel: Gavin Newsom’s time is up. Californians fed up with master class in failure”

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RNC Chairwoman Backs Anti-Vaxxer, Pro-Insurrection Ron Johnson: ‘I’m a Big Fan of Ron. He’s a Friend of Mine.’

15 Sep

Yesterday, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel spoke at a Wisconsin office opening where she proclaimed her support for Senator Ron Johnson stating: “I’m a big fan of Ron. He’s a friend of mine.” Our question for the RNC is what is their chairwoman a big fan of?

Is it Ron Johnson’s commitment to spreading COVID misinformation? 

  • CNN: “Under the guise of ‘just asking the questions,’ Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin spread anti-vaccine misinformation on a right-wing radio show Thursday, questioning why efforts were being made to vaccinate the general US population, especially young people and those who had previously been infected with Covid-19.”
  • Wisconsin Examiner: “Johnson pushes Ivermectin and vaccine conspiracies despite federal warning”

What about his choice words on climate change? 

  • CNN: “GOP Sen. Ron Johnson mouths to GOP luncheon that climate change is ‘bullsh*t’”
  • The Hill: “‘Mankind has actually flourished in warmer temperatures,’ Johnson said in 2016. ‘I just think the question always is what is the cost versus the benefit of anything we do to try and clean up our environment.’”

Or his blatant racism and lies about the insurrection on January 6?

  • Politico: “Ron Johnson says he didn’t feel threatened Jan. 6. If BLM or Antifa stormed Capitol, he ‘might have.’”
  • The Hill: “Ron Johnson: Jan. 6 Capitol riot was a largely ‘peaceful protest’”

So what is it about Senator Ron Johnson, Ronna? What exactly are you such a big fan of?

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Tax Cuts Hit Bank Accounts Again Today Thanks to President Biden and Democrats

15 Sep
Thanks to President Biden and Democrats and no thanks to a single Republican in Congress, American families will receive their third direct payment through the Child Tax Credit, putting money in the pockets of millions of families. Whether these payments are going to household expenses or into college savings accounts, these middle class tax cuts are already making a real difference in the lives of working parents across the United States. In fact, hunger rates among children fell dramatically after just the first Child Tax Credit payments were distributed in July.

Here’s a look at what Americans across the country are reading as payments start hitting bank accounts today. 

In Florida: Orlando Sentinel: Nearly 3.8 million kids in Florida eligible for Child Tax Credit

The pandemic impacted the finances of millions of families and many have taken advantage of the American Rescue Plan signed into law by President Joe Biden in March, especially with the Child Tax Credit.

The credit was expanded and is available to nearly 3.8 million children in Florida, a financial assistance that could reduce child poverty in the state by 38%, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. […] 

This benefit comes as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which offered a third round of stimulus checks to help people affected by the recession caused by the pandemic. The direct economic relief for Americans also included an additional $1,400 for each dependent claimed on their taxes and an expanded federal child tax credit which began being paid in July in installments of up to $300 per month at least until December.

In Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Parents are taking advantage of the child tax credit to shore up college savings

The child tax credit that was included in the American Rescue Plan has provided parents with a unique opportunity to build up a college savings fund.

The monthly payments — representing an advance on half of the taxpayer’s expected 2021 credit amount — would come out to six monthly payments of $250 a month for each child age 6 to 17; and $300 a month per child under age 6.

In West Virginia: WTRF: Child Tax Credit Program takes burden off families locally and across the nation

COVID-19 has taken a toll on many families. But, families who were just barely getting by are getting a boost, with the help of the expanded Child Tax Credit Program.

Like other families, Jenny Showalter, who lives in Wheeling, knows the impact of the expanded Child Tax Credit program. But what’s helped her family get by, could go away for good.

“We’ve got food in the house. I mean, it’s done a lot for us. We’ve even moved into a bigger house than we were before. Things are just looking up for us because of the help from the CTC.”

In Arizona: Yuma Sun: Guest Column: Tax cut is lifesaver for working families, but especially here in Yuma

This week, help is here yet again for the families of 1.3 million Arizona children, and it’s all thanks to Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress. As Child Tax Credit payments hit bank accounts across the state and deliver some much-needed help to working families, I’m reminded of the good that government can do when we put our minds to it.

In Georgia: Georgia Recorder: Opinion: Extending the child tax credit will help families cope with life’s emergencies

I was planning to buy a toddler bed for my 18-month-old with my first child tax credit check. Then my car got a flat tire and that plan went out the window.

Had I not received that check, I wouldn’t have had the money for that emergency. I was able to get the tire fixed and I didn’t have to go into debt to do it. And when the second check arrived in August, I was able to buy my son his bed.

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President Joe Biden’s expanded Child Tax Credit recognizes that most families in today’s economy don’t have a nest egg to cover sudden expenses. The CTC benefits 90% of American families. It’s not here to make us millionaires. Its purpose is to ease the constant stress that our kids can see on our faces when we worry about another school expense, unexpected medical bill, or illness.

In Missouri: St Louis. Post-Dispatch: Messenger: Tax credit checks could be path out of child poverty for many in St. Louis region

This year, the entire credit is refundable, and starting in July, millions of American families started receiving monthly checks for part of the credit. The American Rescue Plan was devised to help lift the country out of dire financial straits caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But the child tax credit, in particular, has been seen as a potential long-term strategy to battle child poverty.

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Statistically, the infusion of cash is expected to lift about 4 million children out of poverty. By way of historical measure, Rubinton compares the expansion of the child tax credit to the advent of Social Security, which was created to lift seniors out of poverty.

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Comunicado del DNC sobre el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana

15 Sep
El presidente del DNC, Jaime Harrison, y la presidenta del Consejo Hispano del DNC, Iris Martinez, celebran el comienzo del Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana con el siguiente comunicado:

“A medida que inicia el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana, estamos entusiasmados por honrar y celebrar a los muchos miembros de la comunidad latina e hispana que han realizado extraordinarias contribuciones a nuestro país.

“Los votantes latinos usaron su poder en las urnas para ayudar a conseguir el triunfo del Presidente Biden y la Vicepresidenta Harris en las elecciones presidenciales, colocando su fe en que los demócratas cumplirán sus promesas con las comunidades latinas. En los últimos ochos meses hemos hecho justamente eso. La agenda de “reconstruir mejor” ha reducido el número de hispanos viviendo en la pobreza por casi el 40 por ciento. El Plan de Rescate Americano también ha puesto como prioridad que las comunidades Latinas tengan acceso a las vacunas contra el COVID-19 y todos los recursos necesarios para combatir el virus. Los demócratas también están luchando para que la educación superior sea accesible a todos al hacer gratuitos los programas de estudios terciarios de dos años y al realizar la expansión permanente del Crédito Tributario por Hijo para que las familias trabajadoras reciban una reducción mensual a sus impuestos. Y continuaremos luchando para aprobar la ley de los soñadores- (DREAM por sus siglas en inglés) para que aquellos jóvenes que hayan vivido toda su vida aquí puedan tener seguridad dentro del único país que conocen como su hogar.

“A los legisladores latinos e hispanos que dedicaron todas sus carreras a intentar mejorar todas las comunidades, a los activistas que lucharon para recordarnos que aún tenemos mucho trabajo por delante, a los soldados que ponen sus vidas en juego por nosotros, a los trabajadores sanitarios cuya valentía nos ha salvado, y a todos los trabajadores que han mantenido fuerte a este país, los demócratas sabemos que el éxito del pasado fue gracias a ustedes y que nuestros futuros logros también lo serán.”

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