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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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Over 1,700 Union Families in All 50 States and DC ask Congress to Pass Biden’s Jobs Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2021 Contact: Mike Tidwell, mtidwell@chesapeakeclimate.org, 240-460-5838 Laura Cofsky, laura@chesapeakeclimate.org, 571-275-6696 The American Jobs Plan would revitalize the American middle class and labor unions   WASHINGTON, DC — In a show of support for President Joe Biden’s jobs plan, more than 1,700 labor families across the country have signed a letter to Congress calling for …

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Frontline workers saved America during Covid. Now, let’s save our workers by passing the American Jobs Plan.

The coronavirus pandemic laid bare what needs to be fixed in America. Inequality skyrocketed as millions of Americans were laid off or forced to put themselves at risk. But now, with President Biden’s proposed American Jobs Plan, we have the opportunity for historic change. As a local AFL-CIO representative for the union workers that kept …

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West Virginia Leaders Converged Near Capitol Hill to Urge Sen. Manchin and Congress to Fully Fund Biden’s “American Jobs Plan”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 13, 2021 Contact: Mike Tidwell, mtidwell@chesapeakeclimate.org, 240-460-5838 Laura Cofsky, laura@chesapeakeclimate.org, 571-275-6696 Group also released a poll finding a historic 56% of West Virginians support 100% clean power, a key provision of the Biden Plan WASHINGTON, DC — Today, West Virginia leaders welcomed Senator Joe Manchin back from the Independence Day recess …

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