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Activists Show Images of WV Disasters on Sen. Manchin’s Office to Stress Urgency of Build Back Better

As the Senate takes up the once-in-a-generation bill, West Virginians display compelling images on exterior of Manchin’s office MARTINSBURG, WV — To convey the urgency of passing the Build Back Better Act, several West Virginians today used a projector to display giant photos of recent climate disasters in the state onto the wall of Senator Joe …

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Local Elected Officials in All 50 U.S. States Tell Congress: “Don’t Come Home” Until You’ve Passed the FULL Build Back Better Agenda

Cities, Counties, and States are counting on Congress to pass Biden’s landmark reconciliation package. Now their representatives are demanding that Democrats take action.  WASHINGTON, DC — Local elected officials representing every U.S. state and the District of Columbia have written a letter to Democrats in Congress telling their delegations not to come home to their …

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US Senators Reaffirm Climate Change Investment Must Be Part of Build Back Better

Senator Chris Van Hollen (MD), Senator Ed Markey (MA), Senator Tina Smith (MN), and Senator Ron Wyden (OR) spoke out today at a press conference on Capitol Hill, organized by Evergreen Action and Sunrise Movement. Together, they underscored their commitment to keep climate change investments as indispensable parts of the Build Back Better Act. The …

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Current Status of Justice40 Commitment: Infrastructure bill provisions, NGO recommendations, White House implementation plans

By Xandra Coleman, Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) Intern Overview  Biden’s January executive order on tackling climate change included a “Justice40” pledge promising 40 percent of all benefits from federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities. As the bipartisan infrastructure bill and budget reconciliation are working their way through Congress, how Justice40 will be formally enacted …

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110 Groups Across Four States Tell Key Senators: Pass Clean Electricity Program Through Reconciliation Now

As Congress Prepares to Move Forward with Reconciliation Bill, Local Organizations and Elected Officials Active in Every Region of the Country Urge Electric Sector Decarbonization Through a Clean Electricity Payment Program (CEPP) WASHINGTON, DC — Today, leaders from some of the nation’s most well-known organizations fighting climate change released letters in Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and …

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CCAN Action Fund’s Summer of Action for the American Jobs Plan

CCAN Action Fund’s Summer of Action for the American Jobs Plan This summer, CCAN spent nearly every week on Capitol Hill rallying with community leaders from across the country for the American Jobs Plan. It was a great success, but the work’s not over yet! Read on for a recap of the summer’s events — …

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Youth Rally Near Capitol Hill to Urge Congress to Pass Biden’s “American Jobs Plan”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2021 Contact: Mike Tidwell, mtidwell@chesapeakeclimate.org, 240-460-5838 Several notable speakers were present, including US Senator Tina Smith and student leaders from around the region WASHINGTON, DC — Today, youth activists of all ages came together near Capitol Hill to urge Congress to support 100% clean, renewable energy and the rest of …

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Frontline Community Members Rally Near Capitol Hill to Urge Congress to Pass Biden’s “American Jobs Plan”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  July 28, 2021 Contact: Mike Tidwell, mtidwell@chesapeakeclimate.org, 240-460-5838 Laura Cofsky, laura@chesapeakeclimate.org, 571-275-6696 Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán and community and nonprofit leaders were among those present at the rally WASHINGTON, DC — Today, frontline community members came to Washington to call on Congress to support 100% clean, renewable energy and the rest of President Joe Biden’s …

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Health Professionals Rallied At Capitol Hill to Urge Congress to Pass Biden’s “American Jobs Plan”

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, health professionals called on Congress to support all aspects of President Joe Biden’s historic American Jobs Plan as a public health issue. The group rallied on the Mall in support of both the Plan and its provision for a 100% clean electricity payment plan. You can watch a livestream here. High-resolution photos …

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