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Indivisibles Applaud President Biden’s Order To Invoke Defense Production Act and Move Us Towards a Clean Energy Future

06/06/2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2022
Contact:
Emily Phelps | press@indivisible.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Biden announced the administration will invoke the Defense Production Act in order to drastically ramp up our production of clean energy technology. Mary Small, National Advocacy Director at Indivisible, issued the following statement in response: 

“President Biden’s order to invoke the Defense Production Act, paving the way for a transition to clean, affordable, and reliable energy, signals that the administration is not only receiving the calls from people around the country who have been voicing concerns regarding the state of our climate – it shows that President Biden is listening and ready to take action.

“This Executive Order will massively ramp up production of clean energy technology and infrastructure, create good jobs with strong labor standards, and spur the creation of a just energy system that centers environmental justice.  

“Climate action is just one of many areas in which President Biden can make huge progress, right here and now, with the stroke of a pen. It’s exciting to see President Biden use his position to move yet another priority on Congressional Progressives’ list and the Indivisible movement’s agenda within the White House.” 

Indivisible activists, like Sylvia Brown of Indivisible V.O.T.E. South Arkansas, are celebrating the President’s order to invoke the Defense Production Act and are hopeful the administration will continue to use it’s executive privileges to move more transformational items on the progressive agenda:

“With climate justice intersecting with economic mobility and access, social justice, and geographic disparities, it is imperative for the administration to meet the current political moment and repair the crumbling economic, racial, and ecological systems.

Here on the ground, we’re not settling or sitting for the status quo: go-along-to-get-along. We’re asking ourselves how do I move through the world as a human being? How do I want to show up for myself, my family, my children, and show up for my community?

[One way is] expecting the executive and legislative branches to work for us. And when they don’t, you better believe that communities most impacted know how to take action and will take action. Making sure lasting change is possible.”

Indivisible is providing support from the outside for the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the list of executive actions it has recently asked the President to take action on through Indivsible’s ‘Let’s Go Joe’ Campaign.

 

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The Indivisible Project (501c4) is a social movement non-profit driven by a vision of a real democracy - of, by, and for the people. Indivisible began in 2016 as a viral guide to resisting Trump’s agenda. Today, the Indivisible movement is a network of thousands of local groups and millions of activists across every state. The Indivisible Project drives campaigns for bold progressive policies, lobbies Congress, and equips activists with tools to build lasting progressive power, everywhere. Together, we fight to defeat the rightwing takeover of American government and build an inclusive democracy.