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Date: March 31, 2021

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The Coalition for Sustainable Jobs Unites for a Clean COVID Recovery

WASHINGTON – In a letter to congressional leadership today, the Coalition for Sustainable Jobs (CSJ) called for the prioritization of the clean energy economy and job creation as our nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CSJ is composed of a diverse group of organizations that span the political spectrum but have come together in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Signatories to the letter include the Evangelical Environmental Network, The Conservation Coalition, Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, Dream Corps Green for All, The National Audubon Society, and the National Wildlife Federation.

Our priorities for a sustainable recovery fall under the following six pillars: clean energy development and investment, infrastructure modernization, clean manufacturing, research and innovation, workplace development and just transition, and conservation and natural solutions.

CEO and President of the Evangelical Environmental Network Mitchell Hescox said: “It’s time for all America to come together and defend the health of all God’s children and all creation. Our CSJ recommendations demonstrate that groups can work together for the common good. We urge Congress and the Administration to do the same. Our families need sustainable jobs, a clean future, and hope for a long-lasting healthy and vibrant future. Putting our nation and its people before partisanship is the best path forward.”

Founder and President of The Conservation Coalition Benji Backer said: “This coalition proves that it is possible to work across divisions toward shared goals. I’m also proud that TCC and Young Evangelicals for Climate Action are involved to demonstrate that young generations play a pivotal role in commonsense climate action.”

We encourage more organizations to join us at this crucial turning point for our country’s future. Just as the CSJ has united stakeholders across the political aisle, we urge Congress to do the same with targeted investment for the creation of clean, high-wage American jobs.