Bernie Sanders Tweets Support for Climate & Community Protection Act

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***: June 14, 2019

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 Bernie Sanders Tweets Support for Climate & Community Protection Act

New York -- With four days left for legislative leaders to pass the Climate and Community Protection Act, U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders tweeted his support of the legislation: 

Senator Sanders joins Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and 10 other members of the NY Congressional delegation in issuing public statements of support for the CCPA. 

About the Climate and Community Protection Act: 

The Climate and Community Protection Act (S2992/A3876) establishes aggressive mandates to ensure New York achieves a 100% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the next 30 years. Under the CCPA, 40% of state energy and climate funds used to propel the transition must be invested in low-income communities and communities of color. In addition, the CCPA would attach fair labor standards, including prevailing wage standards, to green projects receiving state funding.  

The CCPA has passed the New York State Assembly in the past three legislative sessions and is currently sponsored by a majority of State Senators and Assemblymembers. Both Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins have pointed to CCPA as the way forward for climate policy in NY.


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