Our friends at the White House are asking for your support next week during the Getting Back On Track tour. First and foremost, they are asking local elected officials to promote the American Jobs Plan. In particular, the plan provides assistance for cities to rebuild infrastructure.
We hope you can spread the word about everything the Biden Administration is doing for Americans, and especially to help our towns and cities Build Back Better.
- Publish Op-eds, issue statements, and hold events calling attention to how the American Jobs Plan will benefit your city.
- Amplify accomplishments from the First 100 Days.
- Amplify how the American Jobs Plan and American Family Plan will help your residents.
- Stay on the lookout for daily messaging briefs. As always, tag @NationalDMO so we can share your posts on social media.
- Monday Theme: Pre-K and community college. If your city has free college programs, or is developing one, let your community know!
- Wednesday Theme: Small business and restaurant recovery. Tag DMO in a post featuring a reopening business or restaurant, especially one helped by the American Rescue Plan.
- Thursday Theme: Infrastructure day of action. Please post a social media picture of infrastructure priority or need. The White House wants to see photos of how they can help your city rebuild.
100 Days TOPLINE POINTS:
- In his first 100 days, President Biden acted to get America back on track by addressing the crises facing this nation: vaccinating America to beat the pandemic, delivering much needed help to American families, making transformative investments to rescue and rebuild our economy, and fundamentally showing that government can deliver for its people.
- In these 100 days of rescue, repair, and renewal, the nation is healthier, safer, more prosperous, fairer, and more competitive.
Accomplishments (By Day 100)
- COVID: We administered over 200m shots in less than 100 days. More than half of U.S. adults have gotten one shot; two-thirds of all seniors fully vaccinated. Daily deaths are now down 75% since January 20.
- Checks: We delivered 160 million relief checks of $1400/person, with 85% of all Americans receiving one.
- Jobs: President Biden and the Administration created more new jobs in the first 100 days than any President in history, and is the first to create more than 1 million new jobs in that timespan. Additionally, we extended – on a bipartisan basis – the loan program for Small Businesses hard hit by the pandemic and provided relief to 4 million small businesses struggling to keep their doors open.
- Schools: We opened a majority of schools for K-8, as promised.
- ARP: We passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP), to fund vaccine deployment and economic rescue payments, which many called “the most significant legislation” in a generation. Experts say it will cut child poverty in half by next year.
- Advanced Racial Equity: ARP will also significantly reduce poverty in communities of color— in the Black community by 38 percent, in the Hispanic community by 43 percent, and in AAPI communities by 23 percent. It contains the largest investment in child care since World War II, which will especially benefit women of color and delivers the largest federal investment in history for Native American programs. Our Administration has built equity into our policies across the board, from ensuring an equitable vaccine distribution to specifically initiating changes to combat housing discrimination, making historic investments in farmers of color, advancing a more equitable transportation system, and working to expand voting access.
- Tax Cuts: We cut taxes for families with children, so that families – starting in July – will get a $3600 tax credit for each child under 18.
- Health Care: We cut premiums for those who get health coverage from the Affordable Care Act; four in five now can get plans for $10 / month. Over 850,000 people signed up for coverage during special enrollment.
- Guns: We ordered the strongest actions on gun safety in 20 years, including the first ever regulation of so-called ghost guns.
- Diversity: We have the most diverse Cabinet in history, including the first openly LGBTQ cabinet secretary, first Native American cabinet secretary, first woman Treasury Secretary, first African-American Secretary of Defense, first Latino Secretary of Health and Human Services, and first Asian American US Trade Representative.
- Afghanistan: President Biden ordered the end of 20-years of US military involvement in Afghanistan.
- Climate: We rejoined the Paris Climate Accords and for the first time ever, the US is hosting a global climate summit for world leaders to make commitments to reduce their emissions
- Infrastructure: We launched the American Jobs Plan, a once-in-a-generation investment in infrastructure to make America more competitive, and help create 19 million jobs
- Families: We launched the American Families Plan, which will make PreK universal, provide, paid leave, community college free, and lower the cost of child care.
American Family Plan Resources
The American Families Plan Invests in Our Kids, Families, and Economic Future
- Today, President Biden is unveiling the American Families Plan to invest in our kids, our families, and our economic future – because when American families do well, our nation thrives.
- Right now, too many Americans are struggling to meet basic needs and cover basic expenses. An economy that fails so many of us is not only unfair, it’s unsustainable.
- The American Families Plan is a once-in-a-generation investment in the foundations of middle-class prosperity: education, health care, and child care.
- Beyond helping American families meet the needs of today, this plan powers the innovation and growth of tomorrow through an historic expansion in access to quality education and child care.
- The American Families Plan will make education more affordable and expand opportunity though transformational investments. It will:
- Invest $9 billion to strengthen teacher pipelines and address shortages, increasing the number of teachers of color and supporting the growth of all teachers.
- Increase the maximum Pell Grant award by approximately $1,400 and allow DREAMers to access the funding.
- Lower college cost for low- and middle- income students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Minority Serving Institutions (MCIs).
- Make two years of community college free for all Americans.
- Provide universal access to high-quality, free Pre-K for 3- and 4- year-olds.
- The American Families Plan will provide economic security to families – ensuring everyone has the opportunity to contribute to the economy and care for themselves and their families. It will:
- Invest $1 billion in maternal health.
- Expand nutrition assistance, school meal programs, and summer meal programs for children and families.
- Provide comprehensive paid family and medical leave, allowing workers to take the time they need to care for themselves or loved ones
- Ensure no one earning under 150% of state median income has to pay more than 7% of their income on high-quality care for children under 5.
- The American Families Plan will expand tax credits that help workers and families – a powerful tool that can help build economic prosperity. It will:
- Lower health care costs by making the American Rescue Plan’s health insurance premium reductions permanent, saving families an average of $50 per person per month.
- Extend the Child Tax Credits increases in the American Rescue Plan for another five years – increasing tax credits for child under 6 from $2,000 to $3,600 and for child over 6 from $2,000 to $3,000
- Make the Earned Income Tax Credit Expansion for Childless Workers permanent, benefitting 17 million low-wage workers, many of whom are essential and child care workers.
- Make the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit permanent, providing up to $4,000 to cover expenses related to care for a child under age 13,
- The American Families Plan is an ambitious, once-in-a-generation investment to rebuild the middle class and invest in America’s future.
- Alongside the American Families Plan, President Biden is proposing a tax reform agenda that rewards work – not wealth.
- The agenda includes reforms to the tax code to ensure that the wealthy will play by the same rules as everyone else. The resulting revenue will pay for the American Families Plan investment in education and childcare, tax relief for American families, and reduction in child poverty.