PRESS ADVISORY: West Virginia Working Families Party, WV Citizen Action Group, and Sierra Club Announce Formation Of ‘WV New Jobs Coalition’

West Virginia Working Families Party, WV Citizen Action Group, and Sierra Club Announce Formation Of ‘WV New Jobs Coalition’

The West Virginia New Jobs Coalition Announces Job Report, Calls On Congress To Pass THRIVE Act. 

 

For immediate release. For more information, contact: 

Biola Jeje at 347.681.5923 or bjeje@workingfamilies.org

Eve Marcum-Atkinson at eve@wvcag.org or 614-357-8533

Charleston, WV — On Wednesday, March 31st at 10 AM, West Virginia Working Families Party, WV Citizen Action Group, Service Employees International Union, Sierra Club, and others will hold an online press conference announcing the formation of the “WV New Jobs Coalition”, the release of the WV New Jobs report and announce ten days of action April 1 – 10, calling on Sen. Manchin and Sen. Capito to support the THRIVE ACT. 

“West Virginia’s economy has been in desperate need of diversification for decades and it means that too many have been forced out in search of better opportunities elsewhere,” said Ryan Frankenberry, WV WFP state director. “The THRIVE Act gives us a path towards 50k new WV jobs in infrastructure, agriculture, clean energy, the care economy, and public health. We’re counting on our federal officials to take bold action so that our children see West Virginia as a place they want to stay. ”

“THRIVE is exactly what our state needs to both retain our own and attract new residents to West Virginia,” said Gary Zuckett, Executive Director of WV Citizen Action. “Unlike the disinvestment proposals now running at the Legislature, THRIVE would drive new investment in our state to create the jobs needed for our families to prosper.” 

The event is part of Recovery Recess, a multi-week campaign taking place while members of the new Congress return to their districts. Organizers are calling on Congress to pass a comprehensive economic recovery and infrastructure bill, the THRIVE Act, which invests $1 trillion a year into creating 15 million good climate and care jobs and advancing racial, gender, and economic justice.

Who: West Virginia Working Families Party, Citizen Action Group, Service Employees International Union, Sierra Club, and others. 

What: Press Conference on jobs report and THRIVE ACT

Where: Zoom Registration Link

When: Wednesday, March 31st, 2021, 10 AM

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