Atlanta, GA – Today, President Biden returned to Georgia to celebrate his first 100 days in office, highlighting the state where Senate race victories allowed his administration to pursue a far more ambitious legislative agenda. Following the President’s rally in Atlanta Georgia Conservation Voters Executive Director Brionté McCorkle is releasing the following statement:
“Georgians spoke loud and clear when they cast the deciding votes for control of Congress and the Presidency. We voted for leaders in Senators Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock who understand that we are at a crossroads to tackle four historic crises all at the same time: coronavirus, economic inequality, climate change and racial injustice. The President and Congress have taken a major step towards fixing these problems with the American Rescue Plan and are making progress to stop the pandemic. Now we need to move to recovery.
It is time for millions of Americans to get back to work with new, high-quality union jobs in a clean energy economy. We know that our country doesn’t have to choose between a healthy environment and a healthy economy. Georgians need both. This is a fight that unites labor unions, racial justice advocates, environmental groups and the overwhelming majority of voters. We call on Georgia’s congressional delegation to support President Biden’s American Jobs Plan and quickly pass a comprehensive infrastructure and clean energy bill that focuses our recovery on climate action, justice and good paying jobs for every community.”
For a full breakdown of the President’s first 100 days please see the League of Conservation Voters 100 Days report calling it “the strongest first 100 days for climate and environmental justice we have ever seen” and a “foundation for transformative change.”