LCV Launches Digital Campaign in Pennsylvania to Support Federal Climate Action

Nick Abraham, nabraham@lcv.org, 206-833-7021

Lower Macungie Township, PA — Today, President Biden will visit the Mack Trucks Lehigh Valley Operations to build support for his build back better agenda and federal infrastructure investments. Alongside his visit, the League of Conservation Voters launched a digital ad campaign in Pennsylvania targeting Lehigh Valley and surrounding communities to support a recovery package that focuses on climate, clean energy, high-quality union jobs, and environmental justice.

In a recent survey, Data for Progress found 74% support overall among Pennsylvanian voters for the American Jobs Plan, including the majority of independents and 56% of Republican voters. At the end of April, 88 Pennsylvania state and local elected officials, including Governor Wolf, signed a letter calling on Congress to support President Biden’s plan and ensure our federal infrastructure plan invests in a clean energy future and environmental justice. They joined over 1200 leaders from all 50 states and DC urging Congress to seize “a once-in-a-generation opportunity to help our communities recover by creating and sustaining millions of good paying jobs, putting us on the path to 100% clean energy and building a more equitable and just society.”

The campaign will focus on ensuring climate action is a top priority as Congress and the White House negotiate on an infrastructure and economic recovery package. The ads are part of a broader effort to highlight how vital clean energy jobs are to the nation’s recovery, including transformational investments and policies to:

  • Set our country on a path to 100% clean energy by 2035
  • Ensure that at least 40% of all investments are directed to communities most affected by climate change, pollution and racial injustice, as well as workers transitioning from the fossil fuel industry
  • Create high-paying, union jobs and support communities impacted by the shift away from fossil fuels
  • Replacing all lead water infrastructure to ensure every community has clean water
  • Investing in electric vehicle manufacturing and charging infrastructure
  • Weatherize millions of homes and businesses
  • Modernize the nation’s electric grid

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