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To: Congress needs to hear from us now! Congress must urgently deliver green jobs, care jobs, justice, and green infrastructure so we can fully recover and thrive.
Americans must get back to work with clean energy and care jobs! Congress must act.
Now that the American Rescue Plan has passed and immediate relief is in millions of our bank accounts, we demand that Congress invest in our economy to fully recover by passing a transformational economic and infrastructure package.
Right now we urgently NEED good paying jobs that get folks back to work while tackling the climate crisis NOW.
We have a once-in-a-generation chance for Congress to pass a transformational economic recovery and infrastructure package that puts millions of people to work in good, family-sustaining climate jobs and care jobs; delivers real climate solutions; and advances racial, Indigenous, gender, environmental, and economic justice.
It is time to build on the success of the American Rescue Plan and fight for our future. Congress needs to deliver for the American people as quickly as possible. We can build a clean energy future and create family-sustaining jobs, we can put millions back to work in the care jobs we desperately need, with an emphasis on the low-income communities and communities of color who are bearing the brunt of COVID and the climate crisis.
ADD YOUR NAME: Congress needs to hear from us now! Congress must urgently deliver green jobs, care jobs, justice, and green infrastructure so we can fully recover and thrive.
Why is this important?
My name is Beth, I live in Ventnor, New Jersey, and I saw the impact of Superstorm Sandy first hand. My house had to be taken down, and I am still not home after 9 years. Very little has changed. Our government is still doing too little about the rising sea levels, urgent need to cut pollution, and need to invest in renewable energy. I am genuinely frightened for the planet my grandchildren will inherit.
Now, in the middle of a pandemic with our country facing several crises at once, it is clear that Congress must act. I and all signing this petition are calling on Congress to do just that—to act now, with urgency, to create good, union jobs, from clean energy jobs to jobs in the care sector to manufacturing jobs—and to ensure that all of those jobs do their part to reduce the fossil fuel pollution causing climate change. I and those signing this petition also call on Congress to make sure these investments include those who often have been excluded in the past—communities that have lost manufacturing jobs, low-income communities, communities of color, communities facing environmental harm, and fossil fuel communities impacted by the clean energy transition.
Prior to Sandy I was like many others. I didn’t understand the reality of climate change until I experienced it. In the same way, how many people thought much about the impacts of a pandemic before Covid hit?
Now I understand that this could be the new norm, dangerous pandemics and life-threatening climate disasters that could ruin our communities, unless we reimagine and recreate our economy and build a clean energy future. We need Congress to take action immediately to put Americans back to work in clean energy and care jobs!
As an Independent that voted Republican in the past, many might have preconceived notions about what I stand for. But in reality, I believe we must have a country that works for everybody. Right now, I know that we need to come together for this transformational change and recovery. We need to stand together even if we don’t always agree. We need to find common ground especially when it comes to saving our communities, building a clean energy future and protecting our planet. We need to make sure we’re being equitable and everyone is included. And we need to ensure the money is spent wisely, with strong oversight to prevent waste. This goal is bigger than a political divide.
This is the moment where we have to take immediate action to create jobs and reimagine the economy in a way that enables all of us to get back on our feet and is sustainable for the earth. Congress must be bold and act now!!