Background: 

The House has written their draft of the budget reconciliation package, the legislative vehicle for passing an inclusive recovery package. The House Progressive Caucus has held firm on their demand that Pres. Biden’s Build Back Better (“human” infrastructure) $3.5 trillion package be voted on before the smaller $0.6 trillion bi-partisan (“hard” infrastructure) bill.

As a reminder, here’s what we’re fighting for:

  • A pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants;

  • Lowering drug prices, swiftly expanding Medicare to cover vision, dental, and hearing, without copays and lowering the eligibility age to 60 years old;

  • Investments in Climate, including a Clean Electricity Performance Program (with no fossil fuels!) and a fully funded Civilian Climate Corps;

  • Investments in the Care Economy, including universal child care, federally guaranteed paid leave for all, and creating good jobs in the home and community based-care sector;

  • Investments in housing, especially deeply affordable housing and housing for unhoused populations; and

  • Address extreme wealth inequality by taxing the ultra rich and big corporations so they finally pay their fair share.

We need to let Rep. Delgado know that we have his back if he votes “yes” for the Build Back Better Act.

Contact Rep. Delgado at 202-225-5614 or email.

Suggested script: 

This is [your name] calling from [your town].  I’m calling to urge Rep. Delgado to vote “Yes” for President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation this week, ahead of the vote for the bipartisan infrastructure bill. [Then add which parts of the package you are most passionate about.]

Thank you!

Please also keep promoting the benefits of Build Back Better on Social Media!

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