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Sunrise Movement Responds to GOP Infrastructure Counteroffer: Do Not Cower to Republicans

WASHINGTON -

In response to news today of the GOP counter-offer on infrastructure, Ellen Sciales, Press Secretary of Sunrise Movement released the following statement:

“President Biden knows he has a once in a generation opportunity to make change in this country, which is why he was elected on a bold climate mandate and began his administration with a sweeping Covid relief bill. He can’t go small now and sell out working people to compromise with politicians who would rather ensure billionaires get tax cuts than make sure we get paid a living wage.

“Not a single Republican Senator voted for the popular and vital Covid relief package and Democrats passed it anyway. That’s what Democrats must do now – they must use the power vested in them by voters to do what’s needed with or without the GOP. Do not cower to Republicans. Ceding to Republicans and accepting any GOP proposal will only lead to the death of more people from extreme weather, continue the persistent under and unemployment Americans are facing, and will put in jeopardy the Democratic majority in 2022 and 2024.”

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Sunrise Movement is a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.

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