In January we passed the EV Bill, calling for 50% of NJ Transit bus purchases to be electric by 2032. Now, in the wake of a pandemic that has put thousands of people in our region out of work, we have an opportunity to ensure that these purchases not only help our state address climate change, but also create good, family-sustaining jobs.
Join Jersey Renews, WEC and Jobs to Move America for a webinar on the US Employment Plan as a driver of union manufacturing jobs in electric transportation.
As Jobs to Move America says, “Every year, federal, state, and local governments spend nearly $2 trillion of our public tax dollars to purchase goods and services. Imagine if our trillions of dollars went even further. Imagine if every dollar spent on public purchasing also created good jobs in communities that need them most. Imagine if our public dollars also tackled racial and socio-economic injustices and helped build community power."
We’ll start with a look at the US Employment Plan as an organizing and policy tool, then hear from advocates in other states about wins already achieved and what we can learn from them here in NJ.
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