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LCV Launches Digital Campaign in Georgia to Support Clean Energy Investments in the American Jobs Plan

May 21, 2021

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

Atlanta, GA — Today, the Biden administration will make their second stop on a national tour with Secretary Buttigieg’s visit to Atlanta. He visited the city’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, to see a new terminal expansion and followed up with rides along the MARTA light rail and joined U.S. Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock on a tour of transit-oriented development.

Following his visit, the League of Conservation Voters launched a digital ad campaign in Georgia targeting Atlanta and surrounding communities to support a recovery package that focuses on climate, clean energy, high-quality union jobs, and environmental justice.

In a recent Data for Progress poll, Georgia voters overwhelmingly support (68%) expanding clean energy investments through the American Jobs Plan. Support is also extremely high for key provisions like removing all lead water pipes (82%). Last month, 15 different Georgia elected officials joined over 1200 state and local officials across the country to sign a letter calling on 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. Ads will 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

Ads will target communities following each visit to remind residents of President Biden’s commitment to invest in clean energy jobs and our opportunity to tackle climate change with the American Jobs Plan.