Build Back Better Wisconsin
We are at a critical moment in the fight against climate change, and conservation voters like you have made our success possible.
After thousands of people in Wisconsin and millions across the nation called on Congress and demanded action, the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act. Negotiations continue in the Senate on the final version. We're working to push the Senate to adopt the most comprehensive version of the Build Back Better Act that can pass in the coming weeks.
The Build Back Better Act is a once in a generation opportunity to act on climate at the scale that science and justice require. We must take action to get millions of people back to work in new good-paying jobs in the clean energy economy while tackling climate change and environmental racism.
Wisconsin Conservation Voters continues to work with state and local elected leaders to push congress to pass the Build Back Better Act. Our communities need climate action now.
Read our statement calling on the Senate to pass Build Back Better here.
Clean energy, justice, and jobs
Congress must invest in climate, clean energy, justice, and jobs at the scale that science demands. We must take action to get millions of people back to work in new, good-paying jobs in the clean energy economy while tackling climate change and environmental racism. Clean energy is the fastest-growing industry in America and provides a huge opportunity for high-quality union jobs that help rebuild the middle class. We have to meet the scale of the crises we face with the big investments needed to build back better with justice and equity.
Inaction on climate is not an option. We are out of time. It is time for Congressional action on clean energy, justice and jobs.
CLEAN ENERGY: Put the U.S. on the path to 100 percent clean energy powering our electricity grid, the transportation sector and our buildings – including homes, businesses, and schools.
JUSTICE: Prioritize the just and equitable solutions that the communities most harmed by toxic pollution – low-income and communities of color – are leading, and ensure that at least 40 percent of benefits go to the communities who need it most.
JOBS: Support the preservation and creation of high-quality, good-paying union jobs across the economy, like builders, roofers, pipefitters, engineers, electricians, accountants, researchers, teachers and more.
Local elected officials on the Build Back Better Act
Check out these videos of Wisconsin elected officials explaining how a Build Back Better Act with strong climate provisions will help bring clean energy, justice, and jobs to their communities:
- Brown County: County Supervisor Amanda Chu
- Dane County: County Executive Joe Parisi
- Dane County: Supervisor Analiese Eicher
- Eau Claire: City Council Member Andrew Werthmann
- Eau Claire: City Council Member Jeremy Gragert
- Eau Claire: City Council Member Kate Beaton
- Town of Campbell: Supervisor Lee Donahue
- Green Bay: Alderman Randy Scannell
- De Pere: City Alderman Jonathon Hansen
- La Crosse County: County Board Member Maureen Freedland
- Madison: Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway
- Middleton: Alder Luke Fuszard
- Sheboygan: Mayor Ryan Sorenson
- Viroqua: Alderperson Ben Wilson
Show support on social media
The League of Conservation Voters has put together a social media toolkit for the Jan. 24 climate action week. You can view the social media posts for each day and share yourself to show support here.