By now, you’ve probably heard the excellent news that Sen. Bob Casey has introduced legislation that would revive the extremely popular Depression-era program known as the Civilian Conservation Corps.
This common-sense legislation, called the “REVIVE the CCC Act” in the Senate, would create tens of thousands of well-paying jobs at a time when we need it most, all while putting people to work restoring our shared outdoor spaces and natural resources.
Specifically, the bill establishes a Civilian Conservation Corps that partners with state and federal agencies, NGOs, and local partners to create on-the-ground conservation projects that conserve and restore public lands as well as private working lands, including conservation projects on farms as well as restoration of abandoned mines and contaminated lands. The bill would also ensure that the programs create good paying jobs and job training for future employment, particularly in frontline communities.
A companion bill has already been introduced in the House of Representatives by Pennsylvania Reps. Conor Lamb, Dwight Evans and Susan Wild, but we need your help to get more support behind this badly-needed legislation.
Do your part today and ask Sen. Pat Toomey — as well as the rest of the Pennsylvania delegation in the House of Representatives — to support a revitalized Civilian Conservation Corps.
With your help, we can ensure this legislation gets across the finish line and has a very real impact on our natural resources, environment and economy!