U.S. Sen. Casey Joined Labor and Environmental Leaders for Factory Towns: Building Back Better in the Heartland
The BlueGreen Alliance today was joined by keynote speaker U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) for a virtual panel discussion on how the Build Back Better plan will help to revitalize American manufacturing and provide benefits to working families and manufacturing communities nationwide.
At the event, Factory Towns report co-author Mike Lux shared the results of the report, which documents the Democratic Party’s declining electoral performance in Midwestern manufacturing communities. BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director Jason Walsh provided remarks focused on investments in Build Back Better that will retool and revitalize America’s manufacturing sector, and Center for American Progress Action Fund CEO Patrick Gaspard moderated a panel with United Steelworkers (USW) International President Thomas M. Conway, League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski, and Zoe Lipman, Director of Manufacturing and Advanced Transportation at the BlueGreen Alliance.
“Build Back Better can build a clean, equitable economy that mitigates the effects of climate change and provides good-paying, family-sustaining jobs to the workers who will build our clean energy systems, rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, and manufacture the materials and components we need for a clean future,” said Walsh. “Doing that can turn around the lives of workers in factory towns across our country by building back better. And these communities will remember who showed up for them—and who did not. Congress needs to get it done.”
The video from the event can be downloaded here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ko3UiD1_ljIL9TZY1D2i5tnHPPMNpAts/view?usp=sharing.