Ads show job-creating potential of clean air and pro-climate investments
This week Environmental Defense Fund announced a two million dollar ad campaign calling on Congress to “Go Bold” by passing an American Jobs Plan that boosts the economy, promotes American industry, cleans the air and water and addresses the threat of climate change. New ads launched this week are part of a series that will run in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Nevada, Florida, Iowa, Michigan and the District of Columbia through the end of August. The videos will also be complemented by social media cards and banners showing the benefits of clean energy and other infrastructure investments to everyday Americans, including quotes from in-state leaders.
“What Congress does over the next few weeks will determine if we are serious about rebuilding our economy, making the air and water cleaner for our kids and dealing with the threat of climate change. America wins when we go bold and take on the biggest challenges,” said Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President, Political Affairs at EDF. “We can create millions of jobs, out-compete Europe and China and leave a safer world for our kids — but only if Congress goes big.”
EDF supports the American Jobs Plan proposed by President Biden, which includes significant investments to move the US to cleaner buses, trucks, cars and electric power. A strong American Jobs Plan will limit pollution from power plants, address environmental injustice, assist in fostering a just transition for fossil fuel workers and help the US regain international leadership in manufacturing.
These ads are part of EDF’s ongoing Power Up, America campaign, which includes events, grassroots activities, digital activism and other programs to promote the American Jobs Plan and related legislative and administrative proposals.
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