PRESS RELEASE: NEW: INVEST IN AMERICA ACTION RELEASES ATTACK AD AGAINST JOE BIDEN…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2021

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NEW: INVEST IN AMERICA ACTION RELEASES ATTACK AD AGAINST JOE BIDEN…

… That Senator Marsha Blackburn Will Love 

[Invest in America]

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Inspired by Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who so bravely spoke truth to power when she called out President Biden for proposing to invest in… elder care, Invest in America Action released an attack ad today against Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan that only the senator from Tennessee could love.

View the digital ad here

“Republicans and their allies have been desperately trying to attack the American Rescue Plan and American Jobs Plan by highlighting what’s in them like funding to boost elder care, expand rural broadband, rebuild manufacturing in the United States, and invest in a clean energy future,” said Zac Petkanas, senior advisor for Invest in America Action. “Polling shows they haven’t been very successful yet at diminishing their popularity. So we thought we’d give them a hand with an attack ad they’re sure to love!”

Here’s the truth:

Americans need major public investments to address the problems exacerbated by the pandemic.  

  • The U.S. labor market is still down more than 8 million jobs from pre-pandemic levels, and women’s participation in the labor force is at its lowest since 1988.
  • According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the United States faces a $2.59 trillion shortfall in infrastructure investment and $5.9 trillion in infrastructure needs, including rebuilding and repairing roads, bridges, schools, and protecting access to clean water.
  • ASCE predicts that failure to address the nation’s crumbling infrastructure could cost the United States $10 trillion in GDP, more than $23 trillion in total output, 3 million jobs, and more than $3,300 in a family’s annual disposable income.
A robust public investment like the American Jobs Plan will boost the economy by creating millions of jobs and increasing productivity.

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.

Learn more at InvestInAmericaNow.com and @InvestNowUSA, and InvestinAmericaProject.com.

About Data for Progress

Data for Progress is a progressive think tank and polling firm, which arms movements with data-driven tools to fight for a more equitable future. DFP provides polling, data-based messaging, and policy generation for the progressive movement, and advises campaigns and candidates with the tools they need to win. DFP polling is regularly cited by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and hundreds of other trusted news organizations.

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