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The Faith Coalition for the Common Good is a supporter of The Clean Energy Jobs Act

The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition filed the Clean Energy Jobs Act (HB 3624 - Williams; SB 2132 - Castro) in February 2019 after more than a year of community-based conversations known as “Listen Lead Share” that informed the development of “CEJA”. The Faith Coalition for the Common Good has hosted several of these Listen. Lead. Share. events in late 2019 for the public to learn more about CEJA, and they were co-hosted by IL CleanJobs, Sierra Club Sangamon Valley Group, and Citizens Utility Board.

If we pass The Clean Energy Jobs Act, $11.1 billion will be invested across the state for Rooftop and Community Solar, providing good jobs & hundreds of millions of dollars through sales & property taxes for communities. The benefits will reach neighborhoods across Illinois! Read the Clean Energy Jobs Act Economic Impact Report...

The Clean Energy Jobs Act:

  • Builds on a grassroots movement of ideas from everyday people across Illinois, collected in nearly 100 community-based conversations since 2018 with a goal of reaching every senate district in the state.
  • Takes decisive action on the climate crisis by putting Illinois on a path to 100% renewable energy.
  • Guarantees smaller electric bills for many Illinois residents.
  • Focuses on workforce development and community investment to ensure equitable distribution of the benefits of the clean energy economy.
  • Improves air quality for Illinois families, especially children and adults with asthma and other respiratory ailments.

POLL: 82% support The Clean Energy Jobs Act

Voters from all parties and all parts of Illinois support CEJA

A new poll from May 2020 shows that 82% of Illinois voters support the Clean Energy Jobs Act. This is a huge mandate for CEJA, which will create thousands of jobs in Illinois without raising taxes or hiking energy bills. Here are some of the details:

1) Support for CEJA is statewide:

  • 93% of Chicago voters support CEJA
  • 85% of Suburban Cook County voters support CEJA
  • 80% of Collar County voters support CEJA
  • 76% of Southern Illinois voters support CEJA
  • 71% of Northern and Central Illinois voters support CEJA

2) Support for CEJA is bipartisan:

  • 98% of Democrats support CEJA
  • 84% of Independents support CEJA
  • 58% of Republicans support CEJA

3) Supporting CEJA is good politics:

  • 62% of voters are more likely to vote for their legislator if they support CEJA

4) CEJA can’t wait until next year:

  • 74% of voters say CEJA should be passed immediately, not delayed until next year

Our coalition has been fighting for clean jobs for years, but we’ve never seen support like this. Illinoisans are ready for clean jobs, and we can’t wait any longer. Urge your legislators to support the Clean Energy Jobs Act!

A message from Illinois Clean Jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic on April 27, 2020

IL CleanJobs is a Environmental, Business & Labor Coalition working for renewable energy and energy efficiency to create jobs, savings and cleaner air for all of Illinois.

Clean Energy Jobs Lobby Day with Senator Steve McClure on March 4, 2020.

Clean Energy Jobs Lobby Day with Senator Steve McClure on March 4, 2020.

Clean Energy Jobs Lobby Day with Senator Steve McClure on March 4, 2020.

Clean Energy Jobs Lobby Day with Senator Steve McClure on March 4, 2020.

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