Franklin, WI: Forward Latino, a national non-profit, non-partisan advocacy and service organization  with members and affiliates in twenty-nine states applauds the passage of the bipartisan  “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.” 

Forward Latino National President Darryl Morin issued the following statement: 

“Republican and Democratic led administrations have attempted time and time again to pass legislation to repair or replace critical parts of our nation’s infrastructure. President Joe Biden,  working with both Congressional Democrats and Republicans got it done. 

For decades, the American people have experienced the real costs of automotive repairs due to crumbling roads. We have seen video of numerous bridges collapsing and experienced substantial portions of our national power grid fail, both costing American lives. Today we are seeing price increases due to a struggling supply chain forced to use aging ports, rails, and roads,  limiting the flow of both imports and exports, hurting our nation’s economy. 

This is why Forward Latino applauds President Joe Biden’s successful efforts that have brought  together both Republicans and Democrats to pass the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.”  This important legislation will make a once in a generation investment in our nation’s hard infrastructure without adding to the federal deficit. It provides funding to upgrade our bridges,  ports, rails, and roads, will fund the replacement lead pipes in homes, and will provide affordable broadband access for all. It will upgrade and harden our nation’s electrical grid while making a significant investment in fighting climate change by funding a nationwide network of electric vehicle charging stations. The “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” will also create or sustain hundreds of thousands of good jobs paying a family-supporting wage. 

Once again, Forward Latino applauds this achievement and looks forward to the passage of the  “Build Back Better Act” which will invest in the American people and provide relief for essential workers, DREAMers, and other new Americans. 

About Forward Latino: 

Forward Latino is a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy and service organization dedicated to assisting  Latinos pursuing the American Dream. Forward Latino fulfills its mission through advocacy, civic engagement, education, and service delivery. Forward Latino currently has members and

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