PRESS RELEASE: NEW AD CAMPAIGN: OBSTRUCTING THE BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA MEANS KILLING JOBS & RAISING TAXES, COSTS ON MIDDLE CLASS

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September 15, 2021

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NEW AD CAMPAIGN: OBSTRUCTING THE BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA MEANS KILLING JOBS & RAISING TAXES, COSTS ON MIDDLE CLASS

Invest in America Action Launches High Five-Figure Ad Campaign Highlighting What the Build Back Better Agenda Will Deliver For Middle-Class Families

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POLLING: 61% of Voters, Including a Majority of Independents, Support Passing $3.5 Trillion of Investments Through Reconciliation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Invest in America Action launched a new ad campaign, “Saying Yes,” emphasizing that middle-class Americans understand that those obstructing the Build Back Better agenda are killing jobs, keeping prices high, and raising taxes for middle-class families. The campaign will feature digital ads, static ads, and digital out-of-home ads, displayed on digital billboards throughout DC, including at bus shelters and train stations.

“Let’s not beat around the bush: politicians trying to take a meat cleaver to the clean energy, care, education and health care investments in the Build Back Better agenda are really just leaving millions of jobs on the table, raising taxes on middle-class families and blocking relief on utility and prescription drug bills,” said Zac Petkanas, senior advisor for Invest in America Action.  “Polling clearly shows that the American people have no stomach for obstruction right now. They want action on the full Build Back Better agenda that will put people to work and leave more money in their pockets — all paid for by making the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share.”

The investments in President Biden’s full Build Back Better agenda will create jobs, lower costs, and lower taxes for working families. 

  • The Build Back Better agenda will create millions of jobs: 

  • The Build Back Better agenda will lower taxes for middle class families: 

    • It will expand the Child Tax Credit, lowering taxes for middle class families by providing 39 million households and nearly 90% of children in the U.S. a major tax cut and cutting the child poverty rate in half.

  • The Build Back Better agenda will lower costs for working people:  

    • It will lower prescription drug costs for Americans by letting Medicare negotiate drug prices, so consumers are no longer at the whim of pharmaceutical companies.

    • It will lower child care costs — which cost parents $30-35 billion in income before the pandemic. Access to affordable child care could increase the lifetime earnings for women with children by nearly $100,000.

    • It will lower health care costs and premiums for those buying coverage through the ACA by extending the American Rescue Plan’s cost savings; adding dental, vision, and hearing coverage to Medicare; and closing the Medicaid gap for low-income Americans.

    • It will lower education costs by making two years of community college tuition-free and making universal preschool a reality.

About Invest in America

Invest In America is a national rapid response operation advocating for robust public investment to rescue the economy from the COVID crisis and create prosperity for the future, and to fight back against fear-mongers who use deficit concerns as a scapegoat to starve American communities and businesses of resources.

The operation consists of two components: Invest in America, the charitable and public education arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Economic Security Project co-chair Chris Hughes; and Invest in America Action, the advocacy and social welfare arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project Action funded by Chris Hughes and the Omidyar Network.
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