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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2021 Contact: Mike Tidwell, mtidwell@chesapeakeclimate.org, 240-460-5838 Laura Cofsky, laura@chesapeakeclimate.org, 571-275-6696 Leaders caution Congress not to drop proposals for unions and climate change in final votes. Union households in all 50 states and Washington, DC issue letter supporting Plan and clean energy WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressional leaders from key House committees joined …

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