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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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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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After Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Deal: Labor Leaders and Congressional Leaders Converge on Capitol Hill, Urge Congress to Pass Joe Biden’s Full “American Jobs Plan”

On Tuesday, June 29th, Congressional leaders from key House committees gathered with a range of labor leaders to call on Congress to adopt President Joe Biden’s full agenda to help unions and fight climate change. Joining together near the Capitol grounds, leaders stressed that any legislative deals — bi-partisan or not — must embrace the …

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100 Small Business Leaders Converge on Capitol Hill, Urge Congress to Pass the American Jobs Plan and 100% Clean Energy Standard

On Wednesday June 16th, one hundred small business leaders from a variety of industries across the nation converged on Capitol Hill (in person and virtually) to urge Congress to pass President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan and its 100% clean energy standard. Negotiations on the bill have currently been slowed down as some members of …

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100 Prominent Faith Leaders Converge on Capitol Hill, Urge Congress to Pass the American Jobs Plan and 100% Clean Electricity Standard

As negotiations for bill trail into summer, moral leaders urge speed and urgency in helping working families and the planet  Yesterday, CCAN Action Fund joined 100 nationally respected faith leaders on Capitol Hill to demand swift passage of President Joe Biden’s historic American Jobs Plan. Representing an array of religious backgrounds, leaders spoke, prayed, and …

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MoCo County Voted AGAINST Solar – Take Action

As a dedicated climate activist and a 32-year resident of Montgomery County, I am very, very sad to tell you that Montgomery County Council just voted to reject meaningful advances in solar power in our county. They recently voted on amendments to effectively prohibit farmers in our county from producing solar energy for low- and …

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Statement: They broke windows. They broke laws. They didn’t break us.

At the height of the Capitol insurrection yesterday, members of the U.S. House of Representatives lay on the floor in fear for their lives. As police drew weapons at rioters banging on the barred door, lawmakers were reportedly advised to remove the pins on their lapels that identified them as House members. This was to …

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Yes! We beat Trump! Here’s what’s next.

Joe Biden won! Donald Trump lost! We have a declared victor. So go ahead and exhale. We can celebrate! The political victory isn’t complete, of course. We still have a chance to win the US Senate (thank you Georgia runoffs!). But HOLY COW we already won the biggest prize. The “climate arsonist” Donald Trump is …

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Announcing our first-ever presidential endorsement: Joe Biden

By Mike Tidwell, Director In our seven-year history, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) Action Fund has never endorsed a candidate for public office. We’ve always remained non-partisan. Until today.  Vice President Joe Biden called Donald Trump a “climate arsonist” last week. The President denies the basic science of climate change even as four million …

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