Today, the BlueGreen Alliance—an organization that unites labor unions and environmental organizations to solve today’s environmental challenges in ways that create and maintain quality jobs and build a clean, thriving, and equitable economy—released a new video advertisement uplifting the voices of workers from across the country.
The newly released video comes off the heels of the launch of For America, By America—a campaign demanding a new era of investments needed to Build Back Better. It includes workers calling for no more empty promises about job creation and building a clean, strong, and robust economy that secures quality jobs. The video advertisement aims to connect the current policy debates happening in Washington to the lived experiences of workers and voters on the ground who need to see results that will make their lives better—results like good-paying jobs, a cleaner environment, and healthier communities.
“We clock in every morning ready to work. And when we clock out, we worry. About the struggle to stay in the town we love. About our children’s futures,” the video says. “We need a strong recovery plan to create good-paying manufacturing jobs in clean industries. We need Congress to work for us. Not more empty promises about job creation. It’s time for action.”
“We want to make sure that there is no doubt in anyone’s mind—especially our elected officials—that a plan for a robust and strong manufacturing and infrastructure investment package that centers on workers and families is strongly supported by the working people who elected them to office. These communities expect them to deliver on policies and investments that better their lives and livelihoods,” said Jason Walsh, Executive Director of the BlueGreen Alliance. “It was promising to see the Senate pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill, but we know much more is needed to truly deliver on the promise of building back better. As negotiations continue and Congress begins its work to craft the more robust reconciliation package, we feel it is important to uplift the voices of those who will make up that future: the voters and workers of America.”
The BlueGreen Alliance, along with a coalition of labor unions and environmental organizations, has been one of the critical groups in the call for a new economy that values workers and the environment. The video builds upon the group’s grassroots effort of reaching workers and voters in the key states that have historically been left behind and that brought President Biden and Congressional democrats majority in the House, Senate, and White House.
The release of the advertisement video follows a survey highlighting the bipartisan support for a plan the group is calling for, a letter urging the administration and Congressional leadership to pass a strong economic and manufacturing jobs plan, and a series of social media advertisements that are running in states around the country which include Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
To view the video, click here.