For Immediate Release
Campaign for America’s Future Announces a Project Designed to Hold Lawmakers Accountable to the Middle Class: TheMiddleClass.Org
WASHINGTON - The Campaign for America’s Future and Progressive Punch are launching a project to hold lawmakers accountable for how their votes will have an impact on the middle class: www.themiddleclass.org. TheMiddleClass.org is a go-to website for information and analysis on congressional voting records on middle class issues.
In addition to breaking analysis, the website will feature a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" on legislation, and letter grades for every current member of Congress based on their voting record regarding middle-class issues.
When a budget deal is reached, readers will be able to find out what it means for the middle-class by visiting TheMiddleClass.org. By the fall of 2012, TheMiddleClass.org will offer a full scoreboard for legislators in both houses of Congress. Voters will have a clear way to hold their legislators accountable for policies.
Robert Borosage, co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future said, “Our economy will only be strong again when our working and middle class families are strong. This means lawmakers must back policies that help middle class families reclaim their sense of economic security and also help low income and working families move in to the middle class through jobs that come with good wages and benefits.”
Roger Hickey, co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future said, “The American dream is about having family economic security and the opportunity to succeed with hard work. We need to push for policies that create jobs. TheMiddleClass.Org will hold legislators accountable for whether their votes served or screwed the middle class.”
Joshua Grossman President of ProgressivePunch.org said, "Politicians love to proclaim how they're fighting for the Middle Class. This website separates truth from fiction."
The Campaign for America’s Future is the strategy center for the progressive movement. Our goal is to forge the enduring progressive majority needed to realize the America of shared prosperity and equal opportunity that our country was meant to be.