Rep. Wild Introduces “Once-in-a-Lifetime Public Works Project”
Last week, Representative Susan Wild joined Rep. Conor Lamb, Rep. Dwight Evans, Rep. Ann Kuster, and Senator Bob Casey in introducing the Restore Environmental Economy and Improve Volatile Economy by the Civilian Conservation Corps Act of 2021 or the REVIVE the CCC Act. Wild is a member of the Education and Labor Committee in the House and is a Vice Chair of the Climate Change Taskforce in the New Democrat Coalition. See more about the REVIVE the CCC Act here.
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“Over the past few years, Pennsylvanians have been experiencing more and more climate change disasters in their own backyards,” Wild said in a statement. “It’s clear that the climate crisis will not slow down unless we act now. Reviving the CCC would put people to work with good-paying jobs, while tackling the climate crisis in our local communities.”
TribLive: A modern Civilian Conservation Corps could transform Pa., beyond
“Not only would a new CCC create jobs across our multi-state region, but if it is crafted correctly, it could be an important source of living-wage jobs and apprenticeship prep training, building pathways toward family-sustaining careers for underserved communities by prioritizing employment to Black and indigenous people of color, low-income workers, and those reentering society after incarceration or probation.”
Pocono Record: A new Civilian Conservation Corps is what we need
“As communities in Pennsylvania face devastating economic conditions compounded by effects of the climate crisis, a revitalized CCC would enable us to invest in our workforce and our environment.”