Chair: John Stanley
The Progressive Caucus is the voice of “We The People” in the Democratic Party. Honoring the vision of “Fighting Bob” La Follette, we believe that government serves The People, not big money or the “selfish interests”; and that prosperity rises from the bottom when we support the poor and the marginalized. Our platform is rooted in Franklin Roosevelt’s Second Bill of Rights: Everyone has a right to useful employment, and to make a decent living doing so. Other basic human rights include a home, health care, education, and economic security. In the spirit of Gaylord Nelson, we demand a clean and nurturing living environment that will sustain life for centuries to come. We believe that access to our nation’s democracy, freedom and opportunities must never be limited or amplified by a person’s ethnicity, religion, gender or identity. If you reject incrementalism and embrace sweeping action to benefit everyday working people, then you have a home in the Progressive Caucus.