The United States Congress has a once in a generation opportunity to invest in our future. The Build Back Better Act currently being crafted and debated is the last, best chance for the U.S. to do our part to avert the worst impacts of climate change. Congress needs to hear from you. Our Senators and Representatives in the House need to know that you expect them to make the most important and impactful investments in the final bill. We need bold climate and infrastructure investments that will create good, family-sustaining jobs to get the economy back on track, cut the carbon pollution that contributes to the climate crisis, and prioritize environmental justice in underserved communities.
We’re facing a code red on climate change and we have to act. The Build Back Better Act must include the Clean Electricity Performance Program to power our electrical grid with clean and renewable sources of energy. It needs to clean up the vehicles that move goods across the country and get us from place to place while improving public transit, rail, bike and pedestrian travel -- our transportation system is the largest source of climate pollution. The final bill needs to invest in removing ALL lead service lines to protect our drinking water. It also needs to end the taxbreaks and giveaways to fossil fuel companies that cost taxpayers billions of dollars. And we need to make sure these investments benefit disadvantaged communities and people of color, who have for too long been harmed by a legacy of environmental racism and chronic disinvestment.
Take action today and let your Representative in the House and your Senators know that we need to take this historic opportunity and invest in a safe and livable future.