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ALIGN Responds to the Inflation Reduction Act:  A Step Forward for Green Jobs, But We Must Go Bigger 

NEW YORK – Maritza Silva-Farrell, Executive Director of ALIGN, leader in the Climate Works for All and NY Renews coalitions, released the following statement in response to President Biden signing the Inflation Reduction Act: “The Inflation Reduction Act brings us significant wins in our fight against the climate crisis, including creating 9 million green jobs and reducing greenhouse gasses.…

ALIGN announces the honorees for its 2022 Movement Builder Awards, recognizing a wave of organizing for worker power and a clean future, September 28

2022 Honorees: Amazon workers organizing from New York to Alabama Sarita Gupta and Erica Smiley, authors of The Future We Need Climate leaders James Shillitto, UWUA Local 1-2, and Rahwa Ghirmatzion, PUSH Buffalo New York (August 16, 2022) – ALIGN is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2022 Movement Builder Awards (MBAs), annually recognizing leaders in social, economic, and environmental justice who make New York a national model for progress.…

ALIGN responds to the Senate Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

“The Inflation Reduction Act makes historic investments in renewable energy technologies including wind and solar, industrial decarbonization, clean transportation, and greener, healthier schools and buildings that will create an estimated one million green jobs. These funds will be critical to achieve our climate goals in New York’s nation leading laws: Local Law 97 and the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act,” said Maritza Silva-Farrell.

ALIGN, Labor Unions, Climate Organizations Cheer Signing of Green Jobs and Emissions Reductions Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 5, 2022 Contact – Lisa Thomas, 347-415-6431, lisa@alignny.org ALIGN, Labor Unions, Climate Organizations Cheer Signing of Green Jobs and Emissions Reductions Bill The Utility Thermal Energy Network and Jobs Act will cut building emissions and create a pipeline for career green job opportunities for New Yorkers NEW YORK – Maritza Silva-Farrell, Executive Director of ALIGN and leader in the Climate Works for All and NY Renews coalitions, released a statement in response to Governor Hochul signing the Utility Thermal Energy Network and Jobs Act: “As New York State implements the CLCPA (Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act), the most ambitious climate law in the country, we need labor and climate groups working together toward a just transition.…