The country’s transition away from coal is having a profound impact on the workers and families dependent on this sector. This crisis is exacerbating the already high poverty rates, deep jobs losses, and shrinking opportunities these communities are facing.
The Just Transition Fund envisions a future where these localities experience “vibrant, resilient economies with thriving local businesses and quality, family-sustaining jobs.”
They understand that this cannot be done without America’s leadership making a bold investment to create a national community and worker transition program.
Their National Economic Transition Platform creates a framework that leaders can use to develop the comprehensive community and worker transition program these communities need as our country transitions away from coal.