Last week, we rallied in front of Congressman Foster’s office to urge him to fight for the full $3.5T in the reconciliation package being considered by Congress and refuse any cuts to invest in our communities. This week, the House of Representatives (including Foster) passed the full reconciliation package with the potential to fund climate solutions, the care economy, and quality job creation.
Through this funding, we have the opportunity to sustainably modernize our country’s infrastructure to protect our economy, environment, and public health and invest in working class communities like the ones in Joliet and Will County.
What this could mean for Joliet is truck electrification to reduce pollution, expanded healthcare, funding for childcare, and more. In the coming months, this funding will go through a process where committees in Congress decide exactly how the funding should be allocated and spent.
We’ll continue to organize to ensure our local Members of Congress are fighting for working class families, a just transition to renewable energy, and quality and dignified jobs.