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:
- Recognize long-term growth opportunities. Specifically, the on-going growth of renewable energy, green jobs, and pollution controls.
- 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.
- Make direct investments in infrastructure – with an eye toward the future. Build infrastructure now that considers long-term sustainability and energy use trends.
- 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.