Illinois Clean Energy Jobs Act: An Equitable Community Vision

Sep 30, 2020

LCV and Illinois Environmental Council (IEC), our state affiliate, shared a new Clean Energy for All video, highlighting the progress that is possible when climate solutions are built by and for communities. As part of the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition — a robust coalition of organizations connected to hundreds of communities across the state — IEC helped orchestrate the Listen, Lead, Share program, which gathered input from every Senate District in the state. These listening sessions informed the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA), a bold policy vision that puts racial and economic justice at the center of the state’s transformation to 100% clean energy. The Illinois legislature is expected to take up CEJA in a November or December veto session, which is our opportunity to make this community-led vision a reality. 

Watch the video below!