Good afternoon friends,
Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY), and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced the Green Bank Act of 2017, which would create a National Green Bank to provide financing support to fund clean energy and energy efficient projects.
A National Green Bank will give the United States a chance to transition to a 21st century clean-energy economy. Rep. Esty is deeply proud to represent a state to establish the first-ever state Green Bank – the Connecticut Green Bank – and of its success across the state: the Connecticut Green Bank created nearly 13,000 jobs, reduced 2.6 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions, and used $173 million in public dollars to leverage $1 billion. A National Green Bank would replicate the successes we’ve seen in Connecticut across all remaining forty-four states that have yet to establish a green bank. I wanted to follow up and thank you immensely for your outreach, advocacy, and support for this legislation.
I encourage you to share today’s exciting news with friends and colleagues on Facebook or Twitter. Sample media content is below. Additional information on the Green Bank Act can also be found here:
· Rep. Esty’s op-ed on the Green Bank Act in The Huffington Post
[Please retweet Rep. Esty’s op-ed explaining the need for the Green Bank Act.]
.@RepEsty & @ChrisMurphyCT’s #GreenBankAct will fight climate change and create thousands of American jobs. #GreenJobs
We want the #GreenJobs of the future created in America, not in China. That’s why we support @RepEsty & @ChrisMurphy’s #GreenBankAct.
The #GreenBankAct, intro’d by @RepEsty & @ChrisMurphyCT, will help businesses across America save money & reduce CO2 emissions. #GreenJobs
.@RealDonaldTrump walked away from the #ParisAgreement. But we can’t walk away from America’s clean-energy workers. #GreenBankAct #GreenJobs
Green Banks have cut CO2 emissions & created thousands of #GreenJobs in the states. Let’s apply that model all across America. #GreenBankAct
Sample Facebook Posts
We can fight climate change AND create hundreds of thousands of new jobs right here in America. The Green Bank Act, introduced today by [tag page] Rep. Elizabeth Esty and [tag page] Sen. Chris Murphy, is a market-driven plan to invest in clean-energy projects all across the country.
President Trump may have withdrawn from the Paris Agreement, but we can’t afford to surrender America’s leadership in the clean-energy sector. [tag page] Rep. Elizabeth Esty and [tag page] Sen. Chris Murphy’s Green Bank Act will help protect our planet from climate change while ensuring the clean-energy jobs of the 21stcentury are created right here in America.