In response to the Biden-Harris Administration creating the American Climate Corps, NextGen America President Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez released the following statement:
“Young people nationwide are excited to see the launch of the American Climate Corps, a program which will put more than 20,000 young people on career pathways in the growing fields of clean energy, conservation, and climate resilience.
“As an organization founded on climate action more than 10 years ago, NextGen America has been in this fight from the beginning. And since President Biden took office, young voters have pushed for historic and urgent climate action. Together, our advocacy has helped deliver the Inflation Reduction Act, the largest investment in climate action ever, and urged the Administration to protect more than 21 million acres of public lands and water. And now, President Biden is delivering again by ensuring young people have the skills-based training necessary for good-paying careers in the clean energy and climate resilience economy.
“Young people are fighting for climate justice everyday in their community, and now they have even more opportunity to continue this fight in their careers. The America Climate Corps is a historic investment in our future and a huge step for global environmental justice. Our leaders are listening to our movement, and we will continue to remain strong in our commitment to progress to build a country that respects us, reflects us, and represents us.”
About NextGen America
NextGen America is the leading national organization for engaging young people through voter education, registration and mobilization. We invite 18-to-35 year olds — the largest and most diverse generation in American history — into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our society and the world. Since 2013, NextGen America has registered more than 1.5 million young voters and contacted 9.6 million young eligible voters during the historic 2022 midterm elections.