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OVERVIEW

 

It’s time that Congress acted as progressively as the people of the United States want them to.

Contrary to the insistence of media pundits that we are a “center-right” nation, polling demonstrates that the people of the United States are quite progressive: overwhelming majorities support progressive policies on everything from environmental regulations, to healthcare reform, to an increase in the minimum wage, to government guarantees of adequate food and shelter. 

The key to a more progressive America is leveraging our policy choices and media messages by building a direct connection between the progressive movement and elected progressiveMembers of Congress. 

Progressive Congress at the Juncture

Simply put, Progressive Congress was created to connect the progressive movement, its ideas, and Congress.  Founded by key leaders of the progressive movement and the leadership of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), the Progressive Congress board is composed of progressive thought-leaders, public intellectuals, and activists.  The organization’s most critical function is to elevate and amplify progressive ideals while building support around them so as to translate them into policies bringing deeper benefits to a broad cross-section of the American people .

Progressive Congress focuses efforts around four key policy areas:

  • Peace and global security;
  • Energy independence and environmental sustainability;
  • Civil rights, civil liberties, and human rights;
  • Public health, education and economic opportunity. 

Mission

The mission of Progressive Congress is to bring together the collective wisdom and experiences of progressives inside and outside of Congress and Washington, D.C. to promote

  • Peace and global security;
  • Energy independence and environmental sustainability;
  • Civil rights, civil liberties, and human rights;
  • Public health, education and economic opportunity. 

We serve as a unique and much-needed progressive intersection and as a communications, fact-finding, research and education hub for progressive organizations, leaders and other public policy-makers, issue advocates from the national to the grassroots levels of civil society, the media and the general public inside and outside of Congress and Washington D.C. 

Goals

  1. Progressive hub: We are the hub connecting Members of Congress with the progressive movement outside of Congress, and connecting the pieces of the progressive movement with each other. 
  2. Progressive policy incubator: We serve as a progressive policy incubator, funneling progressive concepts from think tanks and the world outside of D.C. into workable proposals and talking points usable by Members of Congress and their staffs. 
  3. Progressive echo chamber: We frame the critical policy debates the country faces in progressive terms and use all available channels – including traditional media and the grassroots – to get the public to think of the issues in terms that lead to progressive conclusions.