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Join us Friday, April 28th at 5 PM for a discussion on how the West Side can benefit from new investments in renewable energy, and what we can do to create more opportunities to put people back to work and help people get into higher paying jobs.
WHO: Common Defense – West Virginia and Partners
WHAT: Community meeting on how Charleston’s West Side can benefit from investments in renewable energy, and what we can do to create more opportunities to put people back to work and help people get into higher paying jobs.
WHEN: Friday, April 28, 5-7 PM
WHERE: A More Excellent Way of Life Church, 504 Virginia Street West, Charleston, WV
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is the most historic climate legislation in the history of the United States. The passage of the bill last August will bring a boom to the clean energy industry by investing hundreds of billions of dollars in federal grants and tax incentives for clean energy projects. These investments will lead to one million new jobs per year, but it’s not certain where – and for who – these jobs will be created. For far too long, working-class communities of color have been left out of the conversation of workforce development in new and emerging industries. As veterans, we understand the feeling of not being able to have access to the resources and information that would allow us to be able to work a good paying job. We all want jobs to help make ends meet but also lift us out of poverty and put us on the road to financial freedom.