The American Jobs Plan and What it Could Mean For PA
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In his announcement on April 22nd, President Biden committed the United States to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions to 52 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. This is the pace needed to stabilize global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius and fulfilling its climate pledge. The American Jobs Plan (AJP) is built around climate action.
Passing the AJP could spur new and much needed economic and environmental opportunities in Pennsylvania. “As we push for introduction and passage of the AJP, we need to make sure that we center clean energy, justice and jobs. “But how do we do that?” will be answered by Katie Blume, our speaker for Hershey Indivisible Team, May 19th general meeting. Katie will address what climate and energy implications in the infrastructure provisions are addressed in AJP and just what it means to our state.
Conservation Voters of PA advocates for policies that protect Pennsylvania’s water, air, and land. As a non-partisan organization, they work with Democrats and Republicans to advance progressive conservation priorities. The organization uses tools like their Environmental Scorecard, to empower their members to stay informed and hold their lawmakers accountable.
Katie Blume is the Political Director for Conservation Voters of PA. She has spent over twenty years as an organizer and advocate for many social justice issues, including electoral politics, having worked on local, county, and state legislative races. Prior to joining CVPA, Katie served as the Deputy Political & Organizing Director for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, and she currently serves on her community’s borough council. As the Political Director, Katie brings her diverse background in the nonprofit, private, and political sectors to work with elected officials and candidates to highlight the possibilities for progress in combating the climate crisis here in PA.