Climate Equity Alliance launches to advocate for most vulnerable

Wed, 08 Apr 2009 15:00:00 GMT

More than two dozen organizations, including well-respected groups from the research, advocacy, faith-based, labor and civil rights communities, have come together to ensure that emerging climate legislation protects and provides opportunity for society’s most vulnerable individuals and families. The Climate Equity Alliance unites around shared concerns about the effects of climate change and climate change legislation on low- and moderate-income households. Alliance members believe climate legislation should both help to build an inclusive green economy — providing pathways to prosperity and expanding opportunity for America’s workers and communities — and ensure that low- and moderate-income people receive relief from the higher energy costs that will result, so that they are not pushed into poverty or made poorer.

This conference call for reporters will unveil the Climate Equity Alliance and present the principles drawing these groups together, with particular attention to how policymakers should move forward following the draft legislation introduced by Representatives Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Edward Markey (D-MA).

Speakers:
  • Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO, Green For All
  • Gerry Hudson, Executive Vice President, SEIU
  • Other speakers TBA

Click here to register for this conference call.

CLIMATE EQUITY ALLIANCE MEMBERS INCLUDE:
  • Green for All
  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Center for American Progress
  • Service Employees International Union
  • NAACP
  • National Hispanic Environmental Council
  • Oxfam America
  • First Focus
  • Economic Policy Institute
  • Redefining Progress
  • US Action
  • Coalition on Human Needs
  • The Workforce Alliance
  • Center for Law and Social Policy
  • The Washington Office of Public Policy, Women’s Division, United Methodist Church
  • Union for Reform Judaism
  • National Low Income Housing Coalition
  • ACORN
  • Policy Link
  • Citizens for Tax Justice
  • Enterprise Community Partners
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