Our Power Campaign: Communities United for a Just Transition
The Our Power Campaign will move local and state governments to create millions of climate jobs – jobs that meet people’s needs while caring for natural resources and ecosystems.
They believe that they can address the root causes of the climate crisis while creating meaningful work and livelihoods for a majority of the 17 million unemployed people in the US. This will require a radical transformation of the economy. AND communities are already beginning to implement real solutions to climate change that chart a path towards a more democratic, ecologically rooted economies. The Our Power Campaign will harness and amplify these community-led solutions while continuing to push for national leadership, especially in regions where “extreme energy” interests have disproportionately impacted communities as the crisis has continued to deepen.
They see their work as part of a global struggle for climate justice. The Our Power Campaign can be a powerful force to help stop catastrophic climate change because the US has the greatest historical responsibility for greenhouse gas emissions as well as the largest per capita emissions foot print.