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This morning Friends of the Earth and 11 other groups delivered over 150,000 signatures to Congress in support of the People’s Budget, a progressive budget alternative that prioritizes economic and environmental justice. The signatures were received by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), one of the architects of the People’s Budget and the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Unlike the House GOP budget, which calls for steep cuts to social spending and giant tax giveaways to the rich, The People’s Budget outlines a tax and spending framework that supports the most vulnerable members of our society as well as our environment.
Want to learn more about environmental provisions in the People’s Budget? Check out the economic policy program director Michelle Chan’s post on the Huffington Post and our fact sheet!