ProsperUS seeks massive government spending. They describe themselves as "a coalition of movement groups, labor organizations, think tanks, experts, and advocates that believes government should invest in people."
Verbatim from their website:
- ProsperUS is a coalition of movement groups, labor organizations, think tanks, experts, and advocates. Each partner organization has a unique focus and role to play in shaping the future—some focus on federal policy, some work in states and localities; some organize frontline communities, some bring together economists; some run campaigns, some conduct data analysis and research, and some work toward narrative change.
- We are united in our belief that the government should prioritize people’s needs—an idea that is economically sound and broadly popular.
- We all know that large scale, long term investments are the only way to achieve our collective goals, build more successful and powerful movements for justice, act on climate, and defeat inequality, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, and other injustices.
- We’re committed to defeating the lies that uphold an unequal, unjust status quo and advancing the truth: we are the economy and when we do better, the economy is stronger and more sustainable.
- We’re here to say policymakers must take bold action, because the real danger is going too small and ending aid too soon.
- As ProsperUS, we’re coming together to ensure government at all levels hear the demands of the people, meet the historic nature of the crises we face with bold ideas, and fearlessly commit the public resources needed to implement them.
Build Back Better Advocacy
November 19 2021 Press Release
- “This is a big day for workers, families, caregivers, and communities across the country who just moved one step closer to seeing the benefits of strong public investments that will improve their lives, expand economic opportunities, and build a healthy, thriving economy for all of us.”
- “We call on Senate Democrats to take up this legislation without delay and reject any attempts to whittle down the critical investments needed for a just and equitable future.”
November 15 2021 Press Release
Another press release dated November 15, 2021 praised the passage of the massive "infrastructure" spending bill but demanded the passage of the "Build Back Better" bill as well.
- "Washington, DC – This afternoon, Pres. Joe Biden will sign the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. Claire Guzdar, spokesperson for ProsperUS, released the following statement:
- “When Pres. Biden signs the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law, our country will move closer to challenging decades of failed economic policies that have benefited the rich and powerful at the expense of everybody else.
- “But this is only a partial victory. Congress must pass and the President must sign the Build Back Better Act, which will deliver historic investments to deeply neglected sectors of our economy, from climate resilience to jobs, health care, and child care. Together, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and the Build Back Better Act will set us on the path to a healthier, more prosperous economy that works for all of us.
- “Workers, families, and communities cannot afford any further delays. As soon as the House passes the Build Back Better legislation, the Senate should move quickly to send it to the President’s desk for his signature.”
October 28 2021 Press Release
A press release dated October 28, 2021 stated:
- “We have been calling on elected officials to reject failed trickle-down economics and pursue an economic agenda that demonstrates that investments in workers, families, and communities, not the wealthy and corporations, are key to widespread prosperity and economic growth. Today’s Build Back Better framework brings us closer to that goal.
- “By prioritizing people’s needs and laying the foundation for strong, large-scale public investments, this framework protects our fragile economic recovery and begins to reorient our economy to achieve our collective goals, including building more successful and powerful movements for justice, acting on climate, and defeating inequality and other injustices.
- “But we won’t turn the page on 40 years of Reaganomics with one piece of legislation. We join the legions of progressives and activists in calling for not only the critical investments that a handful of members of Congress slashed from this compromise framework, but also in urging the administration to pursue every possible avenue, including executive action, to move us towards a healthy, thriving economy for all.
- “Now, Congress must move quickly to pass both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the Build Back Better framework together to deliver these critical investments to people across the country.”
- A Better Balance
- Action Center on Race and the Economy
- AFGE Local 704
- American Economic Liberties Project
- Americans For Tax Fairness
- Association of Flight Attendants-CWA
- Autistic Self Advocacy Network
- Better Life Lab-New America
- Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC)
- California Asset Building Coalition
- California Immigrant Policy Center
- Center for American Progress
- Center for Economic and Policy Research
- Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)
- Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
- Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research
- Center for Popular Democracy
- Center for Science in the Public Interest
- Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
- Children's Defense Fund
- Coalition of Labor Union Women
- Colorado Fiscal Institute
- Communications Workers of America
- Congressional Progressive Caucus Center
- Daily Kos
- Detroit Action
- Detroit Disability Power
- Economic Opportunity Institute
- Economic Policy Institute
- Economic Security Project
- Employ America
- Every Texan
- Family Values @ Work
- Faith in Public Life Action
- Friends Committee on National Legislation
- Groundwork Collaborative
- Health Care for America Now (HCAN)
- Human Impact Partners
- In the Public Interest
- Insight Center for Community Economic Development
- Institute for Local Self-Reliance
- Institute for Policy Studies
- Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
- Invest in America
- Invest in Washington Now
- Legal Aid at Work
- Liberation in a Generation
- Main Street Alliance
- Make It Work Nevada
- National Employment Law Project
- National Partnership for Women & Families
- National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
- National Women's Law Center
- New Jersey Policy Perspective
- Oxfam America
- Partnership for Working Families
- Public Citizen
- Save Us Now, Inc.
- Service Employees International Union
- Southern Economic Advancement Project
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- State Innovation Exchange (SiX)
- Strong Economy For All Coalition
- Student Basic Needs Coalition
- Tax March
- Tax March Wisconsin
- Take on Wall Street
- TIME'S UP Foundation
- United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries
- Voices for Progress
- Women's March
- Working Families Party
- Young Invincibles
- ProsperUS homepage (accessed November 21, 2021)
- About (accessed November 21, 2021)
- ProsperUS Praises House Passage of Build Back Better Bill, Calls for Speedy Senate Passage, No Additional Cuts (accessed November 21, 2021)
- ProsperUS Urges Swift Passage of Build Back Better Act (accessed November 21, 2021)
- ProsperUS Coalition: Historic Build Back Better Deal Clear Rejection of Trickle-Down Economics, Big Win for Workers, Families, and Economy (accessed November 21, 2021)
- Partner Organizations (accessed November 21, 2021)