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Peachtree Corners, GA – Today, Secretary Buttigieg will visit City Hall and the Curiosity Lab in Peachtree Corners just outside Atlanta, Georgia. His visit highlights investments in safe transportation and electric vehicle charging infrastructure to build support for the President’s Build Back Better plan and federal infrastructure investments. Alongside his visit, the League of Conservation Voters launched a digital ad campaign in Georgia targeting Peachtree Corners 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%). Earlier this year, 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. 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: