The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC)
The CPC is committed to government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Their policy agenda is rooted in four core principles:
- fighting for economic justice and security in the U.S. and global economies;
- protecting and preserving civil rights and civil liberties;
- promoting global peace and security; and
- strengthening environmental protection and energy independence.
Their fundamental fairness plan reflects national priorities that are consistent with the values, needs, and hopes of all Americans, not just the powerful and the privileged.
Accordingly, the CPC also advocates “universal access to affordable, high quality healthcare”, fair trade agreements, living wage laws, the right of all workers to organize intolabor unions and engage in collective bargaining, the abolition of the USA PATRIOT Act, the legalization of same-sex marriage, US participation in international treaties such as the climate change related Kyoto Accords, strict campaign finance reform laws, a crackdown on corporate welfare and influence, an increase inincome tax rates on upper-middle and upper class households, tax cuts for the poor, and an increase in welfare spending by the federal government.