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Opinion Big problems require big solutions. Democrats need a bold, progressive vision to win 2020.

18:30  17 december  2019
18:30  17 december  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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There is a false choice being presented to voters in 2020 — a narrative that claims Democrats should aim lower and promise less if we want to beat President Donald Trump.

We disagree completely.

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As progressive leaders in Congress, we know for a fact that bold and populist ideas are the only way we can win back the White House, and bring the Senate and House along with it.

The truth is our country is not nearly as divided as some would like you to believe. Nationwide, people across the political spectrum are facing the same kitchen table issues. How will they afford their health care? Will they be able to pay the mortgage? Can they keep up with the rising cost of child care?

Americans face enormous challenges because the wealthiest and corporations have been prioritized over working people, the poor and the most vulnerable. We have met with fast-food workers nationwide who can’t afford rent on their poverty wages. We have heard from constituents who can’t even afford the price of their child’s insulin and patients who go to bed wondering how they will pay for chemotherapy.

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Half measures are not enough

None of these families can afford half measures — they need structural change to restore power to working people. They know that there are no small solutions to their monumental problems.

This is borne out in polling again and again. Policies like "Medicare for All," the Green New Deal and a $15 minimum wage aren’t radical — in fact, they have broad support across the American public.

Ensuring guaranteed, universal health care for all people through Medicare for All is supported by more than half of all voters, according to a recent poll. No one has to explain the health care crisis to American families. They know it too well, and they desperately want comprehensive, guaranteed health care for everyone, with no premiums, co-pays or deductibles.

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On climate change, Americans across the country see it threatening every aspect of our lives. Progressives have outlined a long-term plan for our planet's future — a Green New Deal to invest in green jobs and energy-efficient infrastructure, take on polluters and the fossil fuel industry, and ensure that working people and the most vulnerable are protected from the worst impacts of the climate crisis.

While the president continues to ignore basic science, 63% of Americans support a Green New Deal to address our climate emergency.

We also can’t win without taking on corporate power and lifting up voices that are all too often sidelined. While billionaires have consolidated wealth at the top, the federal minimum wage has stagnated for over a decade at $7.25 an hour. In the face of this clear injustice, 67% support a $15 minimum wage for all workers.

Americans also know our heartless immigration system must be fixed, which is why 81% believe in a road map to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

And in the midst of unprecedented attacks on constitutionally protected reproductive health care, 62% of voters support Medicaid coverage of abortion care.

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Clearly, progressive values are actually mainstream values. What we need now are leaders who are willing to take on the moneyed interests that try to scare people out of dreaming big.

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As leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, we believe it’s time to amplify the voice of the people and stand up for transformative solutions. Our path to victory rests on being a party for all people — and inspiring people to believe again in government by, for and of the people.

In 2018, two years after Donald Trump was elected, the most diverse slate of Democratic candidates ever ran for seats across the country. More than 100 women were elected to the House, most of them Democrats, including over 40 women of color — an all time record.

And 244 LGBTQ people were on general election ballots at every level of government (including 25 major party nominees for Congress and governor, all of them Democrats).

This year, we welcomed the youngest woman, the first Native American women and the first Muslim women elected to Congress.

History made in bold campaigns

These new candidates overwhelmingly embraced bold solutions to our health care, education and climate crises. They ran on an agenda of what we can and must do, not what we can’t do.

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Through these historic campaigns, they inspired progressives of all backgrounds to organize, knock on doors and turn out voters. These victories wouldn’t have been possible without voters of color, and black women in particular. They deserve to be heard and represented by our candidates and in our policies.

We can keep trying to go after a sliver of voters in the middle and alienate the base that delivered for us in 2018. Or we can recognize that winning requires inspiring voters and turning out young people, women, voters of color and working families across the country.

Democrats are the party of Social Security, Medicare and Head Start. We are the party that defines ourselves by our values: of equality, respect and dignity for everyone. We are the party who believes in a social contract in which the government is the great equalizer — for everyone.  We are the ones who are committed to leaving this nation — and our world — a better place for those who come next.

Let’s not get fooled into playing it safe or offering small fixes for enormous crises. Let’s run on vision: for this party and for this country. Let’s give voters something to vote for.

Democratic Reps. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District and Pramila Jayapal of Washington's 7th Congressional District are co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Follow them on Twitter: @repmarkpocan and @RepJayapal

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Big problems require big solutions. Democrats need a bold, progressive vision to win 2020.

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