America’s Building Trades Urge Congress to Enact Clean Energy Plan

April 29, 2009 — America’s Building Trades Unions have launched a major new paid media campaign to urge the U.S. Congress to enact a clean energy plan that will make America a global leader in energy, while also developing the domestic energy technologies that will create American jobs and strengthen its economy for years to come.

A television spot, called “It’s Time,” is slated to air in the districts of key Representatives who sit on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. They include: Baron Hill (D-IN), Mike Ross (D-AR), Mary Bono-Mack (R-CA), and G.K. Butterfield (R-NC). Radio spots, newspaper ads, or both will also run in some of the districts.

“Our message is simple,” said Mark H. Ayers, President of the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, “Doing nothing is not an option. We are encouraged by the direction we see the Congress moving, and will work closely with both the House and the Senate to ensure that our nation’s clean energy future is one that is built with American components and American workers.”

The Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO is an alliance of 13 national and international unions who collectively represent 2.5 million skilled craft professionals in the United States and Canada.

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