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LCV advances policy solutions that ensure clean air, clean water, and access to our democracy are not a privilege but a right afforded to every community. This means we fight for people and the planet at all levels of government. We influence federal policy in Washington, DC, and by partnering with our state affiliates we drive state and local action too.
Climate change is the greatest challenge of our generation, and it causes the most harm to communities that have been historically exploited by corporate polluters and harmful policies: low-income communities, indigenous communities and communities of color. There’s no time to wait – we must build a future that works well for all of us.
The health of our planet and the health of our democracy are inextricably linked. Those most impacted by the climate crisis are also facing the greatest barriers to voting. Achieving meaningful progress on climate change will be more difficult without an equitable democracy that works for everyone.
Not a single Republican in Congress voted to support the Inflation Reduction Act, a key pillar of the Biden administration's affordable clean energy plan. And yet, many are happy to cheer the IRA-funded projects that are benefitting the communities they represent. Read more and select a Representative to read about their newfound support for clean energy, in their own words.See the Honorees
One year in, the Inflation Reduction Act, part of President Biden’s Affordable Clean Energy Plan, is bringing affordable clean energy and jobs to communities across the country. Here's how the historic legislation is impacting our communities in the short term, and in the long run by giving us a chance to avoid surpassing climate tipping points.Read Article on The Power Source Blog
“LCV is a force throughout the country for enlightened principles and policies. Because of their work, America is closer to achieving clean water, clean air, and a safe climate for all communities.”