On Thursday, February 25th, I spoke with host Tom Moss on the Indivisible Chicago podcast about the Clean Energy Jobs Act, utility accountability, and changes in House leadership. Indivisible Chicago is dedicated to grassroots engagement and a pursuit of progressive policy through organized community action. I was incredibly grateful to be invited as their guest.
Host Tom Moss and I dived deep into what the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) is prepared to do for Illinois: from ending backdoor utility company dealings, to stimulating our economy in a post-pandemic market, to providing equitable solutions that acknowledge the heightened impact of the climate crisis on BIPOC communities. We explored the history of past clean energy legislation and the path forward to carbon neutrality.
We also discussed the recent changes in House leadership and the election of new Speaker Emmanuel “Chris” Welch. Tom and I talked about my bid for speaker and the 18 other House Democrats who publicly announced that they would not support then-Speaker Mike Madigan’s re-election. With new leadership, we are eager to see accountability and a free-flow of information as we pursue progressive legislation.
Thank you to Tom Moss and the Indivisible Chicago team for hosting me. I’m sure we will have more to discuss as the 2021 legislative session continues.