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For Our Future Ohio Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and the Need to Continue Advancing the Build Back Better Agenda

Jul 29, 2021

COLUMBUS, OH — Following the U.S. Senate vote to advance the bipartisan infrastructure framework,  For Our Future Ohio today released the following statement from State Director Daniel van Hoogstraten.

 “Under the leadership of President Biden, the bipartisan infrastructure deal will not only grow the economy in Ohio and across the country, it will also make our economy more sustainable and equitable. This once-in-generation investment in our infrastructure will create good-paying, union jobs, give workers the opportunity to compete and succeed in the 21st century, and improve the lives of Ohioans. The Senate should move quickly to pass the final legislation.

 “But the work cannot stop there. This momentum should provide the energy and resolve necessary for Congress — including Ohio’s delegation — to continue to advance President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.”

 The bipartisan infrastructure deal is focused on union jobs, with more than 80% of its funding covered by prevailing wage provisions that require the jobs created by it to provide fair wages and benefits. Among other investments, the bipartisan infrastructure deal makes historic investments in public transit, passenger rail, bridges, drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, and high-speed internet infrastructure.

 Through direct voter contact, digital advertising and organizing, and community organizing, For Our Future Ohio has been and will continue advocating for the infrastructure legislation and the remainder of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.

 For Our Future Ohio is a statewide coalition organization that builds progressive power through voter engagement, issue advocacy, and community organizing to strengthen public education, create shared economic prosperity, advance social and racial justice, preserve the environment, and protect the well-being of working families.