Green For All Releases Four-Part “Plan To Keep America First”

Emphasizing forward-looking investment that will put Americans to work now, plan outlines how President Obama can position America in difficult political climate

OAKLAND, CA – As the nation prepares for President Obama’s State of the Union address, Green For All, a national organization working to build an inclusive green economy today released a four-part plan highlighting a vision that would allow the United States to maintain its economic lead over the long term, while putting Americans back to work now. A mix of political and economic recommendations presented by Green For All CEO Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, the plan makes the case that the status quo will not ensure our nation’s future economic success. In a “Plan to Keep America First,” Green For All presents four steps for building the economy the United States needs now and for the future:
  1. Recognize long-term growth opportunities. Specifically, the on-going growth of renewable energy, green jobs, and pollution controls.
  2. Make direct entrepreneurial investments in green technology. Leverage the government’s resources to support the clean energy economy and ensure a robust return on its investment.
  3. Make direct investments in infrastructure – with an eye toward the future. Build infrastructure now that considers long-term sustainability and energy use trends.
  4. Use full power of the executive branch. It’s vital that the private sector work with President Obama to figure out creative ways to make progress.
“There’s no finish line in international economics,” writes Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All. “First place is always contested and being the leader in any given sector bears real benefit to the population: more jobs, more GDP. We still enjoy the benefits of having been the country that developed the technology and information systems underlying the Internet. Now, we need to commit to plan that will keep America first.”

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