When it comes to clean jobs, Illinois is falling behind. Right now, Illinois and Oregon are the only states in the country led by Democrats that haven’t committed to 100% clean energy by 2050. CEJA can change all of that — it will make Illinois carbon-free by 2030, create thousands of much-needed equitable jobs, and hold utilities accountable without raising taxes, hiking electric bills, or giving bailouts to corrupt utility companies.
As Illinois faces an economic and public health crisis, a racial and economic justice crisis, and a crisis of utility corruption, leaders of the Illinois General Assembly and the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) continue to urge the state more than ever to pass the recently reintroduced Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) by May 2021.
With a new Biden administration pursuing rapid federal action on the climate crisis, a clean jobs champion serving as the new Speaker of the Illinois House, and CEJA champions taking over leadership of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, the urgency and opportunity to pass CEJA is at an all-time high.
We’ve also compiled a comprehensive list of legislators who sponsored CEJA in the last session but haven’t yet re-upped their sponsorship this session. Contact each legislator and tell them you support CEJA.
Bill Cunningham • Michael E. Hastings • Ann Gillespie • Jacqueline Y. Collins • Julie A. Morrison • Omar Aquino • David Koehler • Emil Jones III • Patricia Van Pelt • Laura Ellman • Melinda Bush • Robert Peters • Laura Fine • Mattie Hunter • Kimberly A. Lightford • Elgie R. Sims, Jr. • Ram Villivalam • Napoleon Harris III • Steve Stadelman • Antonio Muñoz • Robert F. Martwick • Celina Villanueva • Sara Feigenholtz
Carol Ammons • André Thapedi • Curtis J. Tarver II • Michael J. Zalewski • Maurice A. West II • Robert Martwick • Elizabeth Hernandez • Lawrence Walsh Jr. • Aaron M. Ortiz • Frances Ann Hurley • Anthony DeLuca • Natalie A. Manley • Edgar Gonzalez Jr. • Lakesia Collins
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