Lipman explained that we cannot rebuild prosperity if we fall behind the rest of the world in building the technologies of the future, or if working people and the communities they live in fail to see the gains from innovation and a cleaner economy. She added that we stand at a crossroads and that we must take the correct path now to ensure the next generation of investments in advanced, clean vehicles, energy, and infrastructure are made here in the United States and that those investments result in the kinds of good-paying jobs that are out of the grasp of too many Americans.
These actions are particularly essential as we work together towards recovery from the ongoing COVID-19 health and economic crisis. We went into this pandemic with three ongoing and interconnected crises: economic inequality, racial injustice, and climate change. The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a harsh spotlight on the severe and disproportionate impacts of these crises. It has also shown how the loss of American manufacturing has hurt workers, communities, and our security in the face of a crisis.
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