CHARLOTTE — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi laid out the agenda her party would adopt if they won a majority in the lower chamber this November during a luncheon coinciding with the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina Tuesday.
If Democrats win both houses of Congress and the White House, Pelosi said the first 100 hours will be spent passing legislation targeting jobs, deficit reduction and reform of the political system. She advocated for full tax disclosure, overturning Citizens United, reforming the campaign system to institute public financing of campaigns and reforming the immigration system.
Although Pelosi said Democrats hope to pick up 27 seats, including in states where the President is not campaigning, the party leader noted that the party’s agenda could be completed with a less stringently partisan environment.
“Elect people – I don’t care if they are Democrats or Republicans – who will take back our democracy so that we are a government of the many, not a government of the money,” she said.
Pelosi served as House Speaker from 2007 until 2011. The luncheon was sponsored by the National Journal and the Atlantic.