|Today, the Democratic National Committee’s “Build Back Better” bus tour made a stop in Philadelphia with DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Mayor Jim Kenney, Congressman Dwight Evans, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills, and local leaders. During the stop, the speakers highlighted how — thanks to Pennsylvania voters — President Biden and Democrats are delivering for the American people with the creation of more than four million new jobs, tax cuts for middle-class families, and lower health care costs.
Video from the event is available HERE.
“Thanks to President Biden and Democrats, America is building back better than ever, and the DNC is hitting the road to make sure everybody knows that the ‘D’ in Democrats stands for ‘deliver,’” said Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison. “Because of President Biden’s and Democrats’ leadership, jobs and wages are up, unemployment is down, and middle-class families are benefiting from a major tax cut. We know there is still work to be done and the DNC’s ‘Build Back Better’ bus tour will remind people across the country that it is Democrats who are delivering results for the American people — no thanks to Republicans.”
“Pennsylvania is the birthplace of our democracy. Because we stood up to protect the right to vote in 2020, Americans were able to make their voices heard in a free and fair election — and they sent Joe Biden to the White House,” said Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. “Pennsylvanians voted for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris because they wanted leadership to bring people together and get things done, and in just eight months, this administration has overseen the creation of millions of jobs and put money back into Americans’ pockets. Democrats at all levels of government are standing up for workers, protecting families, and leading responsibly — and that’s exactly what I’ll do as long as I serve the people of our Commonwealth.”
“With our country reeling from the pandemic, President Biden and the Democratic Congress wasted no time to help citizens in need and it came in the form of the big and bold $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan,” said Congressman Dwight Evans. “The impact was immediate and touched every corner of this country — from a vaccine distribution program that counts more than 200 million Americans receiving a life saving shot, to the Child Tax Credit that is the most impactful poverty relief program since the 1960s. Leadership matters and with President Biden and the Democratic Congress we are helping the people, not the powerful. And we’re not done. With an infrastructure package in the works, along with the Build Back Better agenda, this Democratic Congress is working every day to help make the lives of all Americans better and more secure.”
“The Build Back Better agenda puts real resources and policies behind helping everyday Americans thrive – investing in the important things that help us create better lives, like safe, quality public schools, decent jobs with paid leave and other benefits, affordable, accessible childcare, and rebuilding and renewing our country’s infrastructure — be it roads and bridges, long-term care, or sustainable climate initiatives,” said American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten. “As we travel the country, it’s clear people are relieved to see President Biden deliver on the promise of recovery with working people and our families at the heart of our economy.”
“It’s an honor to join this esteemed group to highlight once again what so many Pennsylvanians have felt since the start of Joe Biden’s presidency: Democrats at every level are delivering,” said Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills. “Despite unprecedented obstruction from Republicans in Congress, President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda is getting checks into pockets and helping small businesses reopen across Pennsylvania. From providing needed relief to local communities, to delivering a middle-class tax cut to working parents, the American Rescue Plan has been crucial to Pennsylvania’s recovery.”
Read more about the tour here.
Please see below for photos from the event: