This week, U.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright (D-PA), Hal Rogers (R-KY), Glenn Thompson (PA-15), and Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced the RECLAIM Act– HR 2156. This is big news following a successful committee hearing on innovative mine reclamation in March, and it’s a critical step in our campaign. Now, it’s up to us to keep the momentum going and urge Congress to Pass the RECLAIM Act!
Learn more about the bill with this fact sheet.
Members of Congress will be home in their districts April 15-26 and May 27-31. This is a prime time to set up meetings and demand they secure black lung benefits for retired miners and pass the RECLAIM Act. We’ve got materials ready to go from state-specific fact sheets to news articles and examples of model projects, so let us know what you need! If you haven’t already, join the National RECLAIM Working Group where we come together on the first Thursday of every month to build grassroots strategies that support local organizing and push forward the federal campaign.
UPDATE: We now have a resource page for RECLAIM Materials.