DCCC - Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

04/19/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/19/2024 07:41

NEW OP-ED: Democrats’ investments in their multiracial coalition are already paying off

In a new op-ed in The Hill, the chairs of ASPIRE PAC, CBC PAC, and CHC BOLD PAC, lay out how a broad multiracial coalition will be instrumental in Democrats' fight to take back the House.

The Hill: Democrats' investments in their multiracial coalition are already paying off | The Hill
Rep. Meeks, Rep. Meng, Rep. Sanchez | April 18, 2024

  • We know voters of color are critical for Democrats' path to taking back the House - and we are taking nothing for granted.

  • Voters of color - like all Americans - are concerned about the rising cost of gas, housing and groceries, being able to afford their medications or go to the doctor if they get sick, and making sure their kids are safe from gun violence in school. Just as in prior years, we are going all in this election to make the case to these communities that Democrats not only understand these issues but are also the party that will concretely address them.

  • While in the majority, House Democrats worked to address key economic concerns that are consistently top of mind for voters of color.

  • Through the Inflation Reduction Act, we capped the price of insulin for Medicare recipients at $35. Data has shown how much this positively impacts communities of color, as Black, Hispanic and American Indian/Alaska Native adults have higher rates of diabetes in the United States than white Americans.

  • And that's not all. The Inflation Reduction Act also lowered monthly health insurance premiums leading to lower costs and improved insurance rates for Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Black and Latino communities.

  • Working families across this country want to know that their elected leaders in Washington will deliver on key, top-of-mind issues like lowering costs, expanding health care, protecting democracy and enshrining their essential freedoms. Yet with Republicans at the helm, this has been one of the least productive sessions of Congress in modern history.

  • It is not an understatement to say that this election will be a defining moment for our democracy. It will be a clear choice between Democrats, who fight to deliver working families what they need to thrive and live safely, and Republicans who vote to rip away women's reproductive freedom, cut services for veterans, defund law enforcement and gut manufacturing jobs.

You can read the op-ed in its entirety here.