Democrats unveil new agenda for economic recovery and climate action

GOP And Democratic Senators Hold Press Conferences At The U.S. Capitol

US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) look on during a news conference at the US Capitol on September 9th, 2020, in Washington, DC.  | Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images

Democrats will commit today to a wide-ranging new progressive agenda that simultaneously tackles pandemic recovery, climate change, and systemic injustice. They’re calling the agenda THRIVE, which stands for “Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy.”

Signers range from party leaders like Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to progressives like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who will introduce the resolution in Congress later today. Activists are also well-represented, with over 150 advocacy groups — including unions, environmental groups like Sunrise Movement, Indigenous Environmental Network, and the Movement for Black Lives — throwing their weight behind the agenda.

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