“McCarthy debt ceiling plan would kill thousands of green jobs in GOP districts” – USA Today
“House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s debt ceiling plan to cut $4.5 trillion in spending would jeopardize more than 100,000 green manufacturing jobs – many in Republican congressional districts – announced as a result of incentives in President Joe Biden’s landmark climate law, the White House said Thursday. The Republican bill would rescind parts of the Inflation Reduction Act, which Democrats in Congress passed last year. That includes eliminating green tax credits dangled to companies that build electric vehicles, charging stations, solar and wind facilities, EV batteries and other infrastructure for renewable energy.” – USA Today
Republican culture wars don’t create jobs. They kill them.
Where are the green projects that President Biden and Democrats invested in? How many jobs were created? Who are the Republican reps for the districts that Kevin McCarthy proposes to ravage for the GOP agenda? How can you contact them? Use this map.
Hold them accountable
Make it easy for voters to see how political decisions impact them
It’s often hard to understand how a political decision impacts you personally. That’s why it’s important to make it clear what’s at stake in a proposed bill, who to hold accountable, and how to get a hold of them quickly. Politicians are paid with your tax dollars. Hold them accountable. Maps are a good way to do this.
This map distills the excellent 11 page ‘Clean Energy Boom’ report into a single interactive image which lets you quickly see how the Republican plan will impact your community, who is your rep and give them a call in seconds. The map was created in a few hours using ArcGIS Online and includes 39 major green projects, investments made by state and how many jobs were created.
It can be freely shared with this link (https://arcg.is/1HDSzv0) or embedded in a website with this code. < iframe width=”800″ height=”600″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen src=”https://arcg.is/1HDSzv0″></iframe>
Green Energy Boom
“Since the landmark Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) became law in August 2022, companies are racing forward with massive investments to build our clean energy future. New manufacturing in wind, solar, batteries, and electric vehicles—along with storage projects across the country— mean new, good-paying jobs for hard working Americans. In the six months since the landmark climate and clean energy investments became law, clean energy companies have announced more than 100,000 new clean energy jobs for electricians, mechanics, construction workers, technicians, support staff, and many others.
Clean energy companies have announced 101,036 new jobs in 31 states… As of January 31, 2023, there are over 90 new clean energy projects in small towns and bigger cities nationwide totaling $89.5 billion in new investments.” – Climate Power
“Let me kill over 100,000 manufacturing jobs”
The White House zeroed in on eight Republican congressional districts – including polarizing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s rural Georgia district – where companies have announced manufacturing projects with aid from the green subsidies.
“‘Let me kill over 100,000 manufacturing jobs – mostly in red states – or I’ll force America to default on bills we racked up and trigger a recession,’ is the opposite of a compelling message,” Andrew Bates, White House deputy press secretary, said in the memo. – USA Today
TakeAway: Block Republican threats to cut good paying Green jobs for hard working Americans. Make it easy for voters to hold their GOP rep accountable.
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