Voters Support the THRIVE Agenda
Polling done by Data For Progress in 11 states in August 2020 and released in September 2020 shows widespread popularity of the THRIVE Agenda, a legislative package for economic renewal with eight pillars that centers racial, economic, and climate justice. Polling was done in these states: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin.
A majority of voters in each state support each of the eight pillars as do a majority of the voters in 40 competitive House races that were also polled.
The eight pillars are:
- Federal investments to create millions of family-sustaining jobs upgrading our nation’s water, energy, and transportation infrastructure, retrofitting buildings to cut costs and pollution, supporting child and elderly care, restoring wetlands and forests, investing in family farms, and manufacturing clean energy technologies.
- Giving all workers access to unions and penalizing employers that try to stop union organizing.
- Federal investments in communities of color and low-income communities that have been disproportionately affected by unfair policies.
- The United States fully recognizing the sovereignty and right to self-governance of Native American Nations and making policy changes to honor environmental and social responsibilities to them.
- Federal investments to replace lead pipes, limit air and water pollution, ensure equal access to public health resources, and address the health and environmental impacts of toxic pollution, particularly in low-income communities.
- Federal investments to address climate change by eliminating carbon pollution from our electricity grid by 2035.
- Federal investments to guarantee stable wages and benefits and support high-quality job creation for workers and communities in industries and regions impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19), climate change, or other economic shocks.
- Re-investing in our public institutions that serve all Americans, like the U.S. Postal Service, and creating new public institutions that will mobilize investments to tackle problems such as unemployment, racial injustice, public health, and climate change