Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill = Revitalize Black Communities!

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Message from Virgie M. Rollins, DNC Black Caucus Chair 

The DNC Black Caucus would like to thank the Biden-Harris Administration and Democrats for getting this historic infrastructure legislation passed. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will provided millions for Black communities across America.

Tomorrow at 4:30pm ET, President Biden and Chair Jaime Harrison will be hosting a live virtual town hall. The program will run approximately 45 minutes start to finish. The President will be giving remarks and answering 2 supporter questions about the Infrastructure Bill.

You can RSVP here: democrats.org/townhall or join the event at 4:30pm ET on live.democrats.org (no RSVP required).

On another note, I want to thank each of you that volunteered in Virginia, New Jersey, and all the elections that took place last week. We did not win every race but we still had historical wins across this country, like Elaine O’Neal who will be Durham, NC’s first Black woman mayor and Ed Gainey who became Pittsburgh’s first Black mayor. There is much work to do as we prepare for the 2022 elections and I thank you in advance for your commitment to the Democratic Party and the work you have done and will do.


The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will DELIVER for Black Communities by:

  • Ensuring every American household has access to reliable high-speed internet, helping lower costs and improving internet access for Black Americans who are 9% less likely than their white peers to have high-speed internet
  • Eliminating lead pipes and providing the largest investment in clean drinking water in American history. Families of color, especially in communities like Chicago, Milwaukee, and Newark are at the highest risk for lead exposure at home and in schools.
  • Investing in public transit, reducing commute times, and addressing the backlog of repairs. In New York City, Black residents on average spend an additional 110 minutes per week commuting to work compared to white residents.
  • Reconnecting communities divided by inequitable transportation infrastructure. The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will create the first-ever program aimed at reconnecting communities divided by transportation infrastructure that was built through Black neighborhoods, destroying homes, schools, churches and parks.
  • The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will invest roughly $65 billion — the single largest investment in clean energy transmission in American history — to upgrade our power infrastructure and reduce pollution. Black people are almost 3 times more likely to die from asthma-related causes than our white counterparts.
  • Remediating brownfields and Superfund sites. 26% of Black Americans live within 3 miles of Superfund sites that can lead to elevated lead levels in our children’s blood. By providing $21 billion to cleanup efforts, the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will help protect our children while providing good-paying union jobs to our communities.

Please read for more on the incredible investments in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, click here

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