Every time I take a walk through Frick Park with my daughters to go to the playground, I wonder what the air quality is at that moment, and whether it’s safe to be outside for too long. In 2020, Pittsburgh had two months of “unbreathable air quality days”. We shouldn’t have to live like this.
I support the goals and principles set out in the Green New Deal. I’m committed to making sure workers and unions have a seat at the table and ensuring a just transition when it comes to addressing climate change. That’s why I also support a federal jobs guarantee, to ensure no one will lose their jobs as we transition to a green economy.
Congress can act to expand sustainable energy industries, create millions of good-paying union jobs, rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, and transition away from fossil fuels to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2030.