Democrats will unveil a new agenda on Monday aimed at fixing an economy and political system that are "rigged" against the American people.
"[F]or far too long, government has gone along, tilting the economic playing field in favor of the wealthy and powerful while putting new burdens on the backs of hard-working Americans," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote in a New York Times op-ed.
"Democrats have too often hesitated from taking on those misguided policies directly and unflinchingly — so much so that many Americans don't know what we stand for. Not after today. Democrats will show the country that we're the party on the side of working people — and that we stand for three simple things," Schumer added.
Democrats will propose policies to increase people's pay, reduce everyday expenses and provide workers with tools for the modern economy.
"Our better deal is not about expanding the government, or moving our party in one direction or another along the political spectrum. Nor is it about tearing down government agencies that work, that effectively protect consumers and promote the health and well-being of the country," Schumer said. "It's about reorienting government to work on behalf of people and families."