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An Economy for Everyone

Democrats believe in an economy that’s set up so that every family can succeed, not one that’s rigged for the benefit of the wealthy.

Far too much of the nation’s wealth is funneled into the already-well-lined pockets of CEOs and hedge-fund managers… and far too little of it is reinvested in America, to create more well-paying living-wage jobs, improve our infrastructure, and grow our nation’s most valuable resource — the American people.

We need an economy that provides an opportunity for every family to work hard and succeed. We deserve a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. Nobody who works full-time should have to raise their family in poverty.

That’s why we support measures like raising the minimum wage and indexing it to inflation, protecting the rights of workers to join a union, paid family and medical leave so that working Americans can care for their families, strengthening equal pay laws to guarantee that women and men receive the same pay for the same work, and other measures that will ensure that every single American has an opportunity to work hard and provide for the people they love.