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Green Recovery Timeline

December, 2007 – The Green Jobs Act is signed into law as part of the 2007 Energy Bill

February, 2008 – President Bush requests $0 for the Green Jobs Act in the budget he sends to Congress.

June 2008
– Green For All members contact their Congress members, urging them to fund the Green Jobs Act in the Appropriations Bill of 2009.  [The bill has not yet been passed].

September 2008
Grassroots action! Tens of thousands Americans call for Green Jobs Now, in a national day of action to build the new economy, produced by Green For All, the We Campaign, and 1 Sky.

October 2008- Green For All and allies publish the Clean Energy Corps proposal – The Corps would create hundreds of thousands of jobs retrofitting homes and buildings to make them more energy efficient.

October 2008
– President Bush signs the $700 Wall Street bailout, to revive credit markets and financial institutions.

October 2008 – Green For All Founder Van Jones calls for a "green bailout", for people and the planet.

October 2008 – Green For All delivers petitions, photos, and videos to the Obama and McCain presidential campaigns.

November 2008- Days after winning the Presidential election, President-Elect Obama calls for an economic stimulus package, with a green jobs component.

December 2008 - Grassroots action! More than 14,000 email their members of Congress, calling for a stimulus package that creates green jobs and funds the Green Jobs Act.

January 2009 - President Obama releases The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (previously called the stimulus plan) – which includes $500 million in funding for green jobs training, billions for energy efficiency retrofits, a goal of doubling renewable energy in 3 years, and other green commitments.

January 2009- Van Jones testifies before the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, urging a bold green recovery package as a down payment for an inclusive green economy.
January 2009- The House of Representatives passes the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, largely unchanged from President Obama's original plan.  The House version includes $500 million for green jobs training, and 6.2 billion for weatherization.

February 3rd, 2009 - Grassroots Action! – More than 10,000 email, and about 300 call their Senators, urging the Senate to pass the Recovery Package.

February 6th, 2009 Grassroots Action! Good jobs, Green jobs lobbying. Dozens of Green For All academy fellows meet with their congresspeople on the Hill, calling for a green recovery package and a Clean Energy Corps.

February 10th, 2009 – The Senate passes its version of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which proposes funding green jobs training at less than half the amount the House, and strips $25 billion from other key green initiatives.

February 11th, 2009 –
Grassroots Action!  Green for All's grassroots base emails Congress once again, calling for $500 million for green jobs training in the final recovery bill.

February 11th, 2009 -  The House and the Senate reconcile their different versions of the Recovery Act.

February 13th, 2009 - Congress passes the final version of the bill, which includes $500 million for green jobs training!  Learn more.

February 17th, 2009 - President Obama signs the recovery bill into law.

February 24th, 2009 -  Bringing Home the Green Recovery Conference Call, hosted by Green For All and Policy Link.

February 27th, 2009  - Green For All releases Toolkit and Guide to the Recovery.

March 9th, 2009
- Green For All issues a call to action on the recovery: Get Local!

March 25th, 2009 - Conference Call: Grassroots Action toward a Green Recovery For All.

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