Pete Buttigieg is serving his second term as Mayor of South Bend, Indiana. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve and is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan.
Unions and Workers
Buttigieg's plan for working people would allow workers to join together industry-wide to negotiate wages and benefits, allow state and local governments to find new ways to give workers power, and put our taxpayer dollars to work to support more good union jobs. He would also expand access to collective bargaining for workers who are currently excluded.
Joined striking McDonald’s workers on the picket line in South Carolina in June.
Supports raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Supports achieving universal health care coverage by creating a public option that would compete with private insurance and create a glide path to Medicare for All, a single payer system.
Supports comprehensive immigration reform including a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants inclding DREAMers, resources to end legal immigration backlogs and asylum delays, and reasonable security measures at the border. He also pledges to end the family separation crisis and evaluate the immigration enforcement agencies to prevent its recurrence in the future, and to restore immigration enforcement priorities instead of arbitrary immigration enforcement.
Supports taking urgent action to combat climate change, calling the issue a national security threat. Supports the Green New Deal.
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Buttigieg unveiled a new plan for long-term care that would raise wages for caregivers to $15 an hour, create a $90 per day benefit for long-term care, and mandate Medicaid coverage for people who want to stay in their home communities to receive care.
Buttieg announced a new plan to make public college free for middle class and lower income families.
Buttigieg’s new plan would invest in child care, affordable housing, and higher education in effort to lower costs for working families.
Buttigieg argued that his healthcare proposal to expand coverage would bring people together while Medicare for All proposals are too polarizing.
Buttigieg unveiled a plan intended to appeal to women voters that includes 12 weeks of paid family leave, nominating women for half of his cabinet positions and judicial seats, and putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.
Buttigieg’s plan to reduce the costs of prescription drugs would allow the government to negotiate for lower prices and it would cap out-of-pocket costs for seniors.
Buttigieg released his healthcare plan, which would offer a public option and increase subsidies for private insurance.
At the Democratic debate, Buttigieg again touted his healthcare plan that would expand coverage by allowing people to buy into Medicare or keep their private insurance. He does not support Medicare for All.
Buttigieg unveiled his climate plan that aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, saying "We must channel all of our energies into a national project — one that unifies every American, from big cities to rural communities, around this urgent threat and seizes the tremendous opportunity of a new era of climate action.”
Buttigieg’s plan would offer Medicare coverage to “all who want it” and would invest in the healthcare workforce to recruit and retain caregivers.
Buttigieg released a plan to reduce gun violence and combat white nationalist violence in the aftermath of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.