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Written by Bold Progressives   
Tuesday, 06 June 2017 10:58

TrumpPrivatizing air traffic control is just Trump's first step. He also wants to sell off our roads, bridges, and other public assets to foreign corporations and his Wall Street billionaire friends -- allowing them to put more money in their pockets.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, Trump announced his plan to sell off American roads and bridges -- even our air traffic control system!

NPR: Trump Announces Plan To Privatize Air Traffic Control

WASHINGTON POST: White House formally backs plan to transfer air traffic control system to private corporation

USA TODAY: In infrastructure push, Trump seeks to privatize air traffic control system

Privatizing air traffic control is just Trump's first step. He also wants to sell off our roads, bridges, and other public assets to foreign corporations and his Wall Street billionaire friends -- allowing them to put up new tolls and put our money in their pockets.

But we’re ready for him. We’re fighting back with a progressive plan to create MILLIONS OF JOBS by rebuilding crumbling roads and bridges, schools -- and investing in 21st century jobs like clean energy.

SIGN THE PETITION: We need massive public investment in roads, bridges, schools, and 21st century projects -- not giveaways to Wall Street and giant corporations.

For months, we’ve been a leader within the large coalition of progressive groups and members of Congress that launched the MILLIONS OF JOBS campaign and House resolution just over a week ago. We're already making big news!

USA TODAY: Democrats' infrastructure proposal contrasts with Trump's plan, budget

WASHINGTON POST: With proposed Trump cuts, chances fade for a bipartisan infrastructure deal

We're now over 30 co-sponsors on the House resolution -- up from 5 we started with!

With Trump's announcement imminent, dozens of organizations and unions worked all day Sunday on final preparations to respond in force this week in newspapers, on TV, by email and social media, and by protesting Trump at his own events.

No Democrats should support any so-called plan that's a massive giveaway to Wall Street, foreign corporations, and Trump's cronies.

Our progressive MILLIONS OF JOBS plan, announced just over a week ago will invest in creating millions of new jobs; prioritize public investment over corporate giveaways; prioritize racial and gender equity, environmental justice, and worker protections; invest in 21st century jobs such as expanding solar and wind energy, avoid support for projects that promote fossil fuel use, protect wages, prioritize the needs of urban and rural disadvantaged communities, and ensure the wealthiest Americans and giant corporations pay their fair share.

It will NOT be paid for at the expense of Social Security and other vital programs, and it will NOT weaken or repeal existing rules and laws protecting our environment, worker safety, wages, or equity hiring practices.

SIGN THE PETITION: We need massive public investment in roads, bridges, schools, and 21st century projects -- not giveaways to Wall Street and giant corporations.

Democratic leaders nationwide will showcase this petition at media events this week opposing Trump’s Wall Street giveaway plan.

We're as proud as we can be to be working on this campaign alongside the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Communications Workers of America, Center for Popular Democracy, ColorOfChange, Working Families Party, MoveOn, NextGen Climate, 350 Action, Roosevelt Institute, Demos Action, Free Press, Democracy for America, Food & Water Watch, PICO, and other organizations and unions that represent millions of Americans.

Thanks for being a bold progressive.

 

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