Congresswoman Jacobs Joins Congressional Progressive Caucus
Washington, D.C., March 26, 2021 | Will McDonald (202-845-4844)
Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) has officially joined the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) after being unanimously inducted by her CPC peers last week.
Founded in 1991, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, chaired by Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-7), is one of the largest and most influential House caucuses, home to nearly 100 members advocating for progressive values in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country, including universal health care, higher wages and workers’ rights, climate action, and a progressive foreign policy. Congresswoman Jacobs is an original co-sponsor of Medicare for All.
A full list of Congresswoman Jacobs’ caucuses can be viewed here.
Congresswoman Jacobs released the following statement:
“I’m excited to join the Congressional Progressive Caucus and stand with my colleagues in pushing for the transformational changes we need to build a more equitable and just society. As a millennial and one of the youngest members of Congress, I understand the urgent need for universal child care, Medicare for All, climate action, and the bold steps we need to take to not just recover from our current crises, but to reimagine an economy that works for all Americans. Ending childhood poverty was a priority of mine before entering Congress, and I especially am looking forward to working within CPC to continue that work in Congress.”
Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal released the following statement:
“We are thrilled to welcome Sara Jacobs as our newest member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Already, in just a few short months in Congress, Sara has shown herself to be a leader and champion on so many progressive issues, including ending child poverty, bringing our endless wars to a close, and fighting for justice for LGBTQ communities. As a co-sponsor of both the Green New Deal and Medicare For All, Sara has committed to tackling the greatest crises of this moment and empowering the American people as we seek justice and prosperity for all. Her voice and perspective will be an invaluable addition to the Progressive Caucus.”