Tens of thousands of Americans are expected to turn out today in cities all over the U.S. to express their desire to see leaders enact policies to deliver "green collar" jobs that will help the country ween itself off fossil fuels and combat global warming.
The Green Jobs Now rallies have been organized in more than 600 locations.
Organizers frame the event as a solution to not only energy and environmental crises facing the nation, but to its economic crisis as well.
Particularly, the campaign is designed to show how investments in renewable energy technology manufacturing and energy efficiency installation can revitalize rural and urban poor and minority communities.
"As we head into the final weeks of this national election and are in the midst of a national economic crisis, Americans are clear that they want bold action that builds a clean energy economy, unlocks the potential of sustainable industry, and ushers in a new era of prosperity and green jobs," said Gillian Caldwell, 1Sky Campaign director.
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