What happens in Congress in the coming months will determine the future of our country — and our planet, Bernie Sanders told CNN.
At a pivotal moment in American history, House and Senate Democrats working with the White House have proposed several pieces of legislation that could strengthen working families, protect the planet, and protect American democracy from right-wing extremism Can.
We can create millions of high-paid union jobs, rebuild shabby roads, bridges, water systems, and build millions of essential affordable housing units. We can also eliminate starvation wages in the US by raising the minimum wage to $ 15 per hour.
At a time when real wages for American workers have been stagnant for decades, these steps will be an important step toward improving the living standards of the declining middle class.
In other words, if the House and Senate Democrats can stand together, we will have the courage to use powerful special interests and as many working families in this country want to do to us, we can create an economy that is for everyone Work for us, not for us. Only a few, we can save the planet from climate change and we can strengthen America’s democracy.
These will not be trivial achievements but transformational achievements.
This is an unprecedented moment in American history. Congress Democrats must move forward boldly, protect the working families of our country and restore confidence in the government. Yes, the country’s future is at stake.