I’m frequently asked, “what does the Progressive Caucus stand for?” In mid-May, the Issues Action Team published a proposed caucus platform in a paper entitled A New Deal for a New Reality: Relief, Recovery and Reform. (See my blog post introducing it.) I’m pleased to report that on June 7th, 2020, the Executive Committee approved adoption of this paper as the Caucus’s platform. This is what we stand for. This is what we will work towards as a caucus.
I hope you will read it. It is long, but there’s a summary at the beginning. You can find it here.
Not everyone will agree with everything in it. That’s fine. We will each want to emphasize certain aspects of it that we’ll want to work on. Probably each of us will find important things missing. That’s why this will be a living document. Indeed, the Issues Action Team is already at work on revising it. If you’d like to comment or join the team, please contact the team chair as indicated on the Action Teams page.