PRESS RELEASE: PRESS CALL WEDNESDAY 11AM ET: ECONOMISTS DISCUSS THE NEED FOR A MULTI-TRILLION DOLLAR PUBLIC INVESTMENT TO REBUILD ECONOMY 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
April 6, 2021

Contact: 
Maddy McDaniel, Communications Director

[email protected] or 914-471-7716

*** PRESS CALL WED. AT 11AM ET  — RSVP HERE ***

PRESS CALL WEDNESDAY 11AM ET: ECONOMISTS DISCUSS THE NEED FOR A MULTI-TRILLION DOLLAR PUBLIC INVESTMENT TO REBUILD ECONOMY 

Economists Join Invest in America for a Press Call to Discuss the Need for Major Public Investment; Push Back on Critics Who Say the Proposed American Jobs Plan Would Hurt American Competitiveness

69% of VotersIncluding 65% of Independents and 50% of Republicans, Support A Multi-Trillion Dollar Plan To Invest In American Infrastructure

Today, 70 Economists Signed a Statement Organized by Invest in America Calling for a Multi-Trillion Dollar Infrastructure Investment

WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, April 7 at 11:00 AM ET, Invest in America will host a press conference to discuss the need to build on the American Rescue Plan with a multi-trillion dollar investment in infrastructure, manufacturing, clean energy, caregiving, and education to create millions of jobs and rebuild the American economy.

The group will also address concerns from critics who say that a multi-trillion dollar package like the proposed American Jobs Plan would hurt American competitiveness. RSVP for the call here

The American Rescue Plan staunched the bleeding after a devastating year, but more is needed to address the massive loss of jobs during the pandemic, the country’s underfunded and crumbling infrastructure, an ever-widening racial wealth gap, and the rising economic cost of inaction on climate change. Another multi-trillion dollar investment to rebuild the economy is popular with economists and voters alike. Well-targeted infrastructure investments can boost the economy, reduce the deficit, and pay for themselves in the long term.

Who: 

  • Dean Baker, Senior Economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • Josh Bivens, Director of Research at the Economic Policy Institute
  • Andres Vinelli, Vice President of Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress
What: 
  • Leaders in economics will discuss the urgent need for a multi-trillion dollar infrastructure investment that will create millions of jobs and boost GDP, and respond to critics who claim legislation like the American Jobs Plan would hurt businesses and the economy.  
When: 
  • Wednesday, April 7, 11:00 AM ET
Where: 
  • RSVP for the press call here.

About Invest in America

Invest In America is a national rapid response operation advocating for robust public investment to rescue the economy from the COVID crisis and create prosperity for the future, and to fight back against fear-mongers who use deficit concerns as a scapegoat to starve American communities and businesses of resources.

The operation consists of two components: Invest in America, the charitable and public education arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Economic Security Project co-chair Chris Hughes; and Invest in America Action, the advocacy and social welfare arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project Action funded by Chris Hughes and the Omidyar Network.

Learn more at InvestInAmericaNow.com and @InvestNowUSA, and InvestinAmericaProject.com.

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