For the People, a political media organization that breaks down politics affecting people of color and young people, announced their 2021 agenda, which includes building a nationwide mobilization effort to focus on a number of legislative priorities and filibuster reform.
Tayon Kulos, President and Editor-in-Chief of For the People said in a statement: “Inspired by the brave children who marched for civil rights in 1963—and willingly went to jail so that we can partake in democracy—and the women who worked so hard to raise awareness about the ERA and host the first national women’s convention in the 1970s, we are so thrilled to roll out our bold 2021 agenda that works to deliver results to the hardworking Americans who helped give Congress a fresh Democratic majority, and the Black and brown voters who solidified those victories while bringing a new generation of leadership closer to democracy than ever before.”
Included in the 2021 agenda, which will be released in full on Monday, includes:
- Demanding the Senate eliminates the Jim Crow era filibuster in order to pass critical pieces of legislation, including a $15/hour minimum wage, infrastructure, climate change and healthcare.
- Launching a fifty-state campaign in support of The For the People Act, a critical piece of legislation aimed at expanding voter accessibility and protecting the right to vote.
- Mobilizing voters nationwide to encourage the House and Senate to introduce, and pass, legislation to grant Washington D.C. statehood, delivering representation to more than 750,000 tax-paying Americans.
- Calling on Congress to address the nation’s immigration system
- Advancing a popular, bold economic reform like raising taxes for the wealthiest Americans and corporations.
- Advancing major climate change legislation to save our planet, create jobs & create a green economy by the end of 2021.
- Advancing critical infrastructure legislation to save our nation’s crumbling roads and bridges, create jobs and elevate small businesses.
- Advancing a “3 AM Agenda,” bill to address universal preschool and childcare, free community college education, paid family leave, and student debt removal.
- Encouraging Congress to use unspent COVID-19 relief money for providing permanent outlets for Americans who need assistance.
- Building a coalition of voters to support candidates running against the 140 members of Congress who voted to overturn a free and fair election in 2022.