Last week, Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced plans that would help address climate change and help vulnerable communities by upgrading public housing.
If passed, the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act would use federal grant programs to fund all kinds of retrofits for the nation’s aging public housing buildings, including energy efficiency upgrades, solar installations, water infrastructure improvements, and more. According to Data for Progress, the plan would also create 240,000 new jobs annually and lower emissions at the same time.
You can take climate action today by calling your Representative in the House and asking them to support this bill. You can use the tool below from Sunrise Movement to help you make your call.