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Build Back Better Resources for DMOs

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Democrats across the nation are working to pass President Biden’s Build Back Better framework. See below for a full resource suite for messaging, fact sheets, digital assets, and more. Also included is a roundup of what DMOs are tweeting about the BBB framework to better inform their constituents. We encourage you to share the good news on social media, tagging @NationalDMO so we can amplify your voice. 

The National League of Cities has also posted a helpful guide on What the Build Back Better Act Includes for Cities.

Build Back Better Framework Resources

  1. Topline Message and Contents
    1. Build Back Better Framework
    2. Build Back Better Website
    3. President Biden Announces the Build Back Better Framework

  1. Constituency Fact Sheets
    1. How the Build Back Better Framework Helps Black Communities
    2. How the Build Back Better Framework Helps Latino Communities
    3. How the Build Back Better Framework Helps Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities

 

  1. Digital Assets
    1. POTUS Video on the Build Back Better Framework
    2. White House Twitter Thread on the Framework

 

  1. Remarks & Readouts
    1. Remarks by President Biden Announcing the Framework for His Build Back Better Agenda and Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
    2. Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Build Back Better Framework and Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

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Topline Message and Contents

The Build Back Better Act will create millions of good-paying jobs, enable more Americans to join and remain in the labor force, spur long-term growth, reduce price pressures and set the United States on course to meet its clean energy ambitions.

 

o    Affordable Care: The most transformative investment in children and caregiving in generations, delivering:

§  Two years of free preschool for more than six million children

§  Affordable child care so that no middle-income families pay more than 7% of their income

§  Affordable, high-quality care for older Americans and people with disabilities in their homes, while supporting the workers who provide this care

 

o    Climate Action: The largest effort to combat climate change in history that will ensure that we can meet our goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions between 50 and 52 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2030.

 

o    A Middle-Class Tax Cut: A historic tax cut for tens of millions of middle-class families, including giving 39 million families a major tax cut by extending the expanded Child Tax Credit and cutting taxes for 17 million low-wage workers by extending the expanded Earned Income Tax Credit

 

o    Affordable Health Care: The biggest expansion of affordable health care in a decade, reducing premiums for more than 9 million Americans and delivering health care coverage to up to 4 million uninsured people in states that have locked them out of Medicaid
 

What Mayors Are Saying

Mayor Steve Adler, Austin, TX: @POTUS’ #BuildBackBetter Framework will create millions of good-paying jobs, enable more Americans to join and remain in the labor force, and ensure the US meets its clean energy goals. Join me in calling on Congress to pass this transformative legislation.  [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Randall Woodfin, Birmingham, AL: Build Back Better means Free Universal Pre-K Expanding Medicaid and Medicare Massive investments in fighting climate change Expanding the child tax credit Major investments in affordable housing These are transformational investments folks. [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Lauren McLean, Boise, ID: Today’s #BuildBackBetter plan from @POTUS includes once-in-a-generation investments in housing, climate and childcare–all things important to Boiseans. This plan will transform lives across the country and push us into the future. Join me in calling on Congress to get this done. [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Andrew Ginther, Columbus, OH: The Build Back Better Framework invests in clean energy that can slow the damage of climate change that is already impacting our most vulnerable residents. [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Nan Whaley, Dayton, OH (President of USCM): Access to affordable child care & housing are key to building back better & I’m grateful that @POTUS is reiterating his support for them today. Now it’s up to Congress to act quickly so that cities across America can benefit from these historic investments. [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver, CO: It’s time to #BuildBackBetter. [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston, TX: Mayor Turner joined @VP Harris virtually to discuss how #BuildBackBetter will benefit Houston & communities across the country. It will lower costs for families, cut taxes for parents, make historic investments in infrastructure and public transit, and create good-paying #jobs. [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Stephen Williams, Huntington, WV: @WhiteHouse just called me and told me @POTUS will be announcing that the Build Back Better Plan has the support to pass. Details will be announced later today. Providence is in the details. This is HUGE for @huntingtoncity, HUGE for WV, and HUGE for WEST VIRGINIANS! [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Robert Garcia, Long Beach, CA: Universal pre-K, historic investments in climate, middle class tax cuts, child care support, and immigration system investments. These are enormous wins for working families. Let’s take these huge wins today. The fight for the rest of the agenda continues. Thank you @POTUS! [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles, CA: Today, @POTUS is delivering on his promise to the American people to heal our nation from COVID-19 and to Build Back Better. It’s time for America to invest in our local communities and the care economy — allowing parents, children, immigrants, and neighbors to have more affordable housing, universal Pre-K education, and a Child Tax Credit that can cut childhood poverty in half. Together with unprecedented investments to address climate change, this is truly historic. Thank you President Biden and congressional leaders for your hard work! [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville, KY: The #BuildBackBetter framework is the relief that American families need at this pivotal time — funding for violence intervention, universal pre-K, affordable housing, climate resiliency, HBCUs & more. I fully support @POTUS & urge Congress to act fast! [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, Madison, WI: There’s a lot to like here:  universal preschool  child tax credit  $$ for clean energy  civilian climate corps  $$ for affordable housing But we also need #CitizenshipForAll and #PaidFamilyLeave [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor John Giles, Mesa, AZ: The #BuildBackBetter framework announced today makes the single largest investment in affordable housing in U.S. history. The @CityofMesa and the entire region will benefit! [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor LaToya Cantrell, New Orleans, LA: @POTUS #BuildBackBetter Act is here! The #BuildBackBetter Act will create millions of good-paying jobs, enable more Americans to join and remain in the labor force, spur long-term growth, reduce price pressures and set the U.S. on course to meet its clean energy ambitions. [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Breea Clark, Norman, OK: Build Back Better tackles issues that affect cities everywhere, including right here in Norman. The framework focuses on affordable housing, climate change, infrastructure, education, & more. [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Libby Schaaf, Oakland, CA: The Build Back Better Framework will deliver for Oakland. Time for Congress to act. 👇 [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Jim Kenney, Philadelphia, PA: The #BuildBackBetter framework will build up our families, workforce, and economy while also making necessary investments to combat climate change. This is the plan we need to strengthen the middle class and create the future Americans deserve. [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Levar Stoney, Richmond, VA: Congress must pass this historic legislation ASAP. Lives depend on getting this funding out of Congress FAST. [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Bryan Barnett, Rochester Hills, MI: Spent nearly an hour in conversation this afternoon with @VP and four other mayors discussing the importance of building a strong workforce and infrastructure for Rochester Hills. Blessed to have a seat at the table.@SylvesterTurner @MayorJenny @saintlouismayor @RobertGarcia[Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Sacramento, CA: After months of negotiation, @POTUS has a delivered a transformative Build Back Better Act with the votes to pass. Thank you to @whitehouse & our Congressional leaders for listening to Mayors & including $150 billion for affordable housing, rental and downpayment assistance. [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Melvin Carter, Saint Paul, MN: Thank you, Mr. @POTUS! This #framework won’t do everything for everyone, but these historic investments will make a whole lot better for a whole lot of people. Let’s pass this & let’s keep Building Back Better! [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Todd Gloria, San Diego, CA: The San Diego region is ready to #BuildBackBetter! Today, my colleagues and I highlighted our region’s support for @POTUS’ Build Back Better agenda, which will make transformative investments in housing, families, climate, and infrastructure. #ForAllofUs [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Tishaura Jones, St. Louis, MO: Before my son went to kindergarten, his child care cost MORE than my mortgage. Thank you @VP Harris for giving me & my fellow mayors the opportunity to talk virtually about the importance of affordable child care for working families in #BuildBackBetter [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Regina Romero, Tucson, AZ: I’m pleased to see positive movement on @POTUS’s #BuildBackBetter agenda, which represents a historic investment in America’s working families. Now, Congress must act swiftly to get this across the finish line. [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Quentin Hart, Waterloo, IA: Today is a big day for Waterloo and our future.  @POTUS’ #BuildBackBetter Framework includes once-in-a-generation investments that will transform lives across this country and empower us to move our communities forward.  Join me in calling on Congress to get this done. [Tweet, 10/28/21]

Mayor Katie Rosenberg Wausau, WI: Glad to see universal pre-K and child care investments. [Tweet, 10/28/21]