Grassroots progressives leading change in Washington. Iowan Works With Bernie Sanders To Turn Ideas Into Policy | Government-and-politics
The ideals of the citizens of Iowa for community improvement and other progressive organizations are winning because the movement offers “a vision of restoring our government’s promise to be of and for the people, a government that really cares about workers, ”says Rebik. “And we kind of thwart Trumpism with the notion of everyone in and nobody out.”
The change might not happen as quickly as some progressives would like, but Rebik believes the glass is definitely half full.
President Joe Biden, she said, has listened to progressives “and taken steps in the direction of what people have been asking for.”
“People from all walks of life are suffering, and he recognizes that and sees that the progressive movement offers a lot of solutions,” she said.
Sanders’ bid for the 2020 nomination may have failed, Rebik says, but in some ways the Socialists and Progressive Democrats won the election.
Sanders, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, has won backing for a $ 3.5 trillion spending plan that includes Medicare expansion. Ten years ago, Rebik says, Democrats were fighting to prevent $ 4 trillion in cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and other social programs.
“So I feel like we’re gaining momentum,” Rebik says. “We have to see this through to the end. We can’t stop now. We need to keep moving forward and delivering.