Cong. Donald McEachin (D-VA-04), in partnership with WE ACT for Environmental Justice, to host briefing on renewable energy and green jobs.
About this Event
Congressman A. Donald McEachin (D-VA), co-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force, in partnership with WE ACT for Environmental Justice, will host a briefing on ways to transition to an inclusive renewable energy economy powered by green-collar jobs. The briefing will be held on February 26 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2325.
Programs that address climate change and economic inequality continue to gain in popularity across the country. This briefing is being convened to inform legislators, community groups and other stakeholders about grassroots work that demonstrates the feasibility of inclusive renewable energy policies that promote well-paying, green-collar jobs for Americans including frontline communities, vulnerable populations and Indigenous Peoples.
The panel discussion is open to the public. It will include remarks, case studies and a question and answer period. Speakers include:
Congressman A. Donald McEachin (D-VA-04)
Cecil Corbin-Mark, Deputy Director and Director of Policy Initiatives, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Dr. Beverly Wright, Founding Director, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice
Rob Wallace, Co-founder & CEO, Power 52
Donele Wilkins, President & CEO, Green Door Initiative
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WE ACT for Environmental Justice is a Northern Manhattan membership-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low-income residents participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. WE ACT has offices in New York and Washington, D.C. Visit us at weact.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.