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 showed support for the Fight for $15 movement by joining a march with McDonald’s workers on strike for $15 an hour and a union in South Carolina.
Buttigieg’s infrastructure plan would invest in cleaning the water supply, expanding broadband internet, and updating transport networks across the country.
Buttigieg’s immigration plan seeks to reverse Trump administration policies and instead provides a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and strengthens protections for people seeking asylum.
Buttigieg unveiled a $700 billion plan to support students and improve the quality of education in public schools. He also pledged new investment in early education that he says would create 1 million new child care jobs.
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.