FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2021
Sumer Shaikh, Green New Deal Network, firstname.lastname@example.org, 774-545-0128
Arizona Community Leaders Travel to Boston Marathon to Urge Sen. Sinema to Support a Robust BBB Act
“Senator Sinema, your community needs you to be bold and pass the full Build Back Better plan– not just for the future generations, but for your community that is here now.”
Boston, MA — Today, activists and community leaders from Arizona and Massachusetts attended the Boston Marathon — where Senator Kyrsten Sinema was qualified to participate — to call on the Senator to stop obstructing the passage of the wildly popular and much-needed Build Back Better Act. Activists from Sunrise Tempe, Arizona Working Families Party, Mass Renews Alliance, and the Green New Deal Network participated in the action, carrying signs reading, “Sinema: Be Brave. Fight For Us,” “Care Jobs Now,” and “No Cuts to Climate, Care and Justice!”
You can view videos and pictures of the action here.
For months, Sen. Sinema has been ignoring the calls of her constituents to support a bold BBB Act that would address climate change, support dignified care employment, ensure access to housing, and modernize transportation.
According to a recent poll by Global Strategy Group, Arizona voters express overwhelming support for a robust $3.5 trillion investments bill, and voice opposition to efforts to scale back the size or scope of the bill. Nearly two in three voters statewide (65%) say they want to see the $3.5 trillion legislation passed, including overwhelming majorities of Democrats (88%) and Independents (69%).
A recent analysis by the Green New Deal Network found that, if a $3.5T BBB Act passes Congress, Arizona would likely receive $70.6 billion in Build Back Better funding that could create 125,218 quality jobs over the next 10 years. Massachusetts would likely receive $64.4 billion in Build Back Better funding that could create 98,032 quality jobs over the next decade.
Angelica Zamora, Arizona Green New Deal Network Manager and action participate stated:
“Senator Sinema, your community needs you to be bold and pass the full Build Back Better plan– not just for the future generations, but for your community that is here now. We elected you to be bold now– not 20 years from now.
I am here for mi papa who works outside as a mechanic– risking his health and life in the deadly recording breaking heat to stay financially stable during this harsh pandemic. I am here for my nephews, whose young lungs are forced to consume Fossil Fuel Combustion from school busses and the freeways that are built over their neighborhood and school.
I am here for the Black, Brown and Indigenous communities as well as low-income and disabled communities of all races who– because of discrimination, inadequate health care, unequal access to resources, and underemployment– have for too long borne the brunt of pollution in our commmunities and are on the frontline of this climate crisis.
Para nuestra comunidad que está aquí ahora”
About the Green New Deal Network
The Green New Deal Network is a 50-state campaign with a national coordinating table of 15 organizations: Center for Popular Democracy, Climate Justice Alliance, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Greenpeace, Indigenous Environmental Network, Indivisible, Movement for Black Lives, MoveOn, People’s Action, Right To The City Alliance, Service Employees International Union, Sierra Club, Sunrise Movement, US Climate Action Network, and the Working Families Party.