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100 Days for Climate, Jobs, and Justice — What You Can Do


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Image from CCJ’s climate march

Over the past two weeks, President Biden has already taken some bold actions to protect our environment and climate, like rejoining the Paris Agreement and stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline. In the President’s actions, we must ensure that Black, Indigenous, Brown, and working-class communities’ needs are put first as the administration continues to push for the Build Back Better Initiative. We are joining our partners at Climate Justice Alliance and many others with Build Back Fossil Free to demand President Biden deliver jobs, justice, and opportunity for all. 

Send a letter now and demand President Biden build our community back fossil free!

This moment we are in is a result of the years that our movements have been growing and building power, and turnout in the 2018 and 2020 elections put Democrats in control of Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade. Amidst a confluence of devastating crises — the pandemic, racial injustice, economic devastation, and of course climate change — we have a historic opportunity to set our country on a different course in the next few months. But it will take all of us working together to make our voices heard and demand change by pushing the THRIVE Agenda. The THRIVE Agenda will transform our economy, putting people to work in climate and care jobs and advancing racial and social justice.

On Tuesday, February 2, at 7 p.m. thousands joined together to hear from leaders on the plan to advocate for the THRIVE Agenda. Watch the livestream below:

During the call Tom Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network, Margaret Kwateng of the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, and Varshini Prakash of the Sunrise Movement highlighted the opportunity afforded by this moment—and how we must mobilize a multiracial, cross-movement effort to seize it.

Key takeaways from the call are that many legislators, particularly the ones that represent Pennsylvania, will not move without hearing from communities that they must support the Thrive Agenda and create investment that will transform, heal, and renew by investing in a vibrant economy that doesn’t leave anyone behind. At the Center for Coalfield Justice, we will be organizing meetings to discuss these policies as a community and push our senators and representatives to take the bold action needed in this moment.

SEND A LETTER TO PRESIDENT BIDEN NOW TO SUPPORT THE THRIVE AGENDA

Join us on Tuesday, 2/23 for our monthly community meeting to discuss holding the Biden Administration accountable to our community’s needs in his first 100 days. Please register here to join us!

Author

  • Veronica Coptis joined the CCJ staff in March 2013 as a Community Organizer and is now serving as the Executive Director. She grew up in western Greene County near the Bailey Mine Complex and currently lives in the eastern part of the county. Before joining the CCJ staff, Veronica served on the Board of Directors for CCJ and organized with Mountain Watershed Association. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from West Virginia University. She enjoys hiking and geocaching at Ryerson State Park and other areas around Greene County with her husband and daughters. Read more about Veronica in a New Yorker Magazine profile at https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/07/03/the-future-of-coal-country.

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