AMERICANS NEED CLIMATE ACTION NOW
The climate crisis is real, and the United States has the workforce to fix it.
We have the tools to create new job opportunities, bring justice for frontline neighborhoods, and take on the climate crisis that is already ravaging cities and farmland with fire, drought, hurricanes, heatwaves, and floods.
Now is the moment to act or risk putting more families in the path of extreme weather. The American people are demanding this change and are ready to get to work.
It’s time to go big and be bold.
A clean energy future is ours to build — together.
HOW CAN CLIMATE ACTION CREATE JOBS?
America was built on innovation and ingenuity. That’s what we did during the Industrial Revolution, during World War II, and the post-war economic boom that followed. And that’s what America needs to do now — create our next economic boom by building a clean energy economy with good-paying jobs that will make us the economic and global leader in clean energy.
The country needs builders, roofers, engineers, electricians, accountants, administrators, researchers, and teachers working together to create a cleaner, safer, healthier, more just, and prosperous America.
This is our moment to invest in the American workforce: to fully recover from COVID-19 and get millions of people back on track and back to work in new, good, clean energy jobs — one of the fastest-growing industries in the country.
HOW CAN CLIMATE ACTION LOWER COSTS?
Climate action will lower costs for working families.
America can invest in clean energy to save working families $500 each year on their energy bills while cutting U.S emissions.
Clean energy is not only healthier, it is now cheaper than fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas. Solar and wind are now the cheapest sources of energy. They will never run out and will only continue to become even more affordable. This switch saves everyone money, forever.
WHY CLEAN ENERGY?
Clean energy is one of the fastest-growing industries in America and provides a huge opportunity to supercharge our economy with high-quality, union jobs that help rebuild the middle class.
Building a nation powered by clean energy will bring jobs to every state in America, reduce harmful pollution in frontline communities, lower energy costs, and make the grid more reliable during extreme weather events.
The United States can build a nation powered by clean energy now.
WHAT IS A CLEAN ENERGY JOB?
Clean energy jobs are jobs that help deliver renewable energy, like wind and solar power, or support other necessary clean energy solutions — like battery storage — to communities across the country.
It’s construction workers retrofitting homes, businesses, and schools to save us money and building places that are safe for us and our kids. It’s the builders, roofers, painters, engineers and electricians, autoworkers, accountants, administrators, researchers, and teachers who are all working to create a cleaner, safer, more just, and prosperous America.
As one of the fastest-growing industries, clean energy has already created jobs in every state across the country. If the United States goes bold on climate action, millions more jobs will be created.
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These aren’t just the jobs of the future, they are the jobs of right now. They are and can be in every state across the country if we invest in America.
CLIMATE CHANGE AND JUSTICE
We must prioritize justice and equity for communities of color and low-income communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, the economic crisis, racial injustice, and climate disasters.
The people living on the frontlines of climate change, environmental degradation, and pollution are often low-income families and people of color.
We can’t afford to allow these injustices to continue as we build a nation powered by clean energy. Clean energy can be a key tool to ending these unfair burdens.
The climate crisis is at our doorsteps — devastating communities, raising costs for families, and imperiling our children’s futures. As Americans, we are always striving to make life better for our kids.
That’s why we work hard, why we provide for them, and why we know that action on climate change is what will give them the clean energy jobs of the future, the clean air and water they need to stay healthy and asthma-free, and the green spaces to enjoy the outdoors.
That’s what we value as Americans, and why we need action on climate change now.