Washington DC – The political action committee of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Progressive Action PAC (PAPAC), released the following statement endorsing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for President:
“For decades, progressives in Congress have worked together to level the playing field for working families. We have fought to increase wages, to protect American jobs, preserve our environment, spread diplomacy and expand health care.
“Hillary Clinton shares our ideals and has worked to improve the lives of Americans her entire adult life – as an activist, a litigator, a First Lady, a Senator, and then a Secretary of State. Members of PAPAC unite behind her now, and we will work to ensure Secretary Clinton is the next President of the United States.
“We believe the Democratic Primary has strengthened Secretary Clinton as a candidate and we thank Senator Bernie Sanders for raising critical issues in the course of the campaign. Both Democratic candidates prioritized people, the environment, and a fair economy in the course of their debates and public messages. We all benefit when good candidates compete with each other over how to make the lives of Americans better – which is a far cry from the divisive and ugly Republican contest which revolved around exclusion, insult and division.
“Secretary Clinton is committed to ending money in politics, stopping bad trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, raising the minimum wage, lowering prescription drug prices and creating a debt free future for every student. These proposals have already inspired millions of voters. Making them the cornerstone of her campaign will inspire these voters to turn out in November.
“We encourage Senator Sanders, a founder of the Progressive Caucus, to continue his fight for the American working class of all backgrounds, and to continue to drive voter turn-out, especially in down ballot races.
“We urge progressive activists across America to support Secretary Clinton for president, join the fight to defeat Donald Trump, and unite for a fairer, greener, and more peaceful future.”
The Congressional Progressive Caucus was founded in 1991 and is co-chaired by Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2016