"We applaud this huge step forward toward powering New York with clean energy and good local jobs,” said Maritza Silva-Farrell, Executive Director of ALIGN. “The growing renewables sector can and must benefit communities and workers.
Fresh off the Women’s March in Washington, New York City and all over the world, people in insurmountable numbers joined the resistance against the hate, prejudice and greed that are at the core of the incoming Trump administration.
Daisy Chung. Campaign Director for the Alliance for a Greater NY and organizer of the Climate Works for All Coalition, speaks on how the city is implementing its solar program, and the demands from the coalition to ensure that the work on solar meets high standards for workers' wages and safety. The coalition is also advocating for targeting communities that are highly polluted and/or impacted by climate change for both solar development and jobs.
In the coming weeks, there will be more actions to combat deregulation and tax cuts for the wealthy, the denial of climate science, and attacks on civil and human rights. As a nation, we must fight for all people to have stable and secure jobs with benefits, truly affordable and decent housing, and clean, sustainable neighborhoods.
Our quarterly ALIGN IN ACTION 2016 Year End Review newsletter highlights ALIGN's victories, progress and new leadership and direction. In this issue, we show the impact of our Transform Don't Trash campaign, which influenced a major shift in the city to implement commercial waste zones in NYC. Check it out!
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