STATEMENT: America Is Burning and We Need a Plan for the Future

Washington, D.C. — Today, a broad range of environmental, labor, and social justice organizations are uniting in support of the THRIVE Agenda, an audacious framework for economic renewal that addresses the racial injustice, public health, and climate crises plaguing the United States while creating millions of well-paying jobs. In response, Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president for Energy and Environment at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:

America is burning. We are living the devastating impacts of the climate crisis—during a global pandemic. People are being forced from their homes at a time when they need them the most. While the Trump administration denies science and refuses to plan for the future, this dire moment has driven a unique alliance of racial justice groups, climate advocates, labor unions, and progressive leaders to link hands. This burgeoning coalition knows that our success now depends on each other, and that with immediate action, a better future is possible.

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