Progressives unveil new agenda to pressure Joe Biden to the left

Progressives unveil new agenda to pressure Joe Biden to the left

A group of progressives — including “Squad” member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) – have unveiled their new vision for America in how a Joe Biden administration could address coronavirus aid, economic relief and other agenda items, according to reports.

The Working Families Party’s “People’s Charter,” released Thursday, calls for free public health care, a jobs program for 16 million people, retroactive hazard pay for essential workers and the reallocation of policing resources to education and other services, Politico reported.

It also calls for the cancellation of student debt, a $15 minimum wage and promotes giving the public an ownership stake in companies that receive bailouts.

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Eight members of Congress — including AOC, Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) — are backing the program.

Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., one of the liberal policy agenda’s backers, said it will serve as the legislative blueprint for what House progressives would push during a Biden administration, Fox News reported.

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