The 2018 election is over. We the people have spoken. Voters chose to expand Medicaid, voters rebuked the 2017 Republican tax law, and voters chose a House controlled by Democrats for the first time in eight years. In short, Election Day demonstrated that care for the common good is in the hearts of our people.
Now we have to ask ourselves — what's next?
Many of you are inclined to jump right into the 2020 presidential race and the game of partisan politics, but before focusing on the next election, the new Congress must fix what the last one broke!
In December 2017, the Republicans in Congress passed a sweeping tax law that promises to have devastating effects on our communities by burdening our nation with $1.9 trillion in debt and leading to deep cuts to vital programs. My organization, Network, the lobby for Catholic social justice, and other partners, worked hard to stop these tax cuts from becoming law, but the Republicans in Congress pushed it through without any input or votes from Democrats. This law is bad for our people and needs to be changed. That's why the Nuns on the Bus went on the road this October, visiting 21 states over 27 days before the midterms to hold elected officials accountable for their votes that hurt their constituents.