Detroit, MI— Today, Secretary Granholm will visit the GM Factory Zero in Detroit, Oakland University, and the Magna Electronics facility in Holly to build support for the President’s Build Back Better plan and federal infrastructure investments. Alongside her visit, the League of Conservation Voters launched a digital ad campaign in Michigan targeting Detroit, Oakland, Holly, 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 67% support overall among Michigan voters for the American Jobs Plan, including 70% of independents. At the end of April, 50 Michigan state and local elected officials, including Governor Whitmer, 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: