Join grassroots leaders for an update and conversation on the Reclaim Act.
June 13 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. EST.
The Reclaim Act would bring $1 billion dollars to coal-impacted communities struggling with the decline of the industry to clean up old, abandoned mines and could create economic revitalization. See RECLAIM Act fact sheet.
We will also explore how the federal Black Lung Disability Trust Fund is in danger unless Congress acts to protect coal miners and widows. While every dime of the revenue raised by the tax would continue to go to the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, under congressional budgetary rules, extending the tax would also enable Congress to spend a separate pot of existing money on the RECLAIM Act, H.R. 1731, which would create new jobs reclaiming abandoned coal mines. See Black Lung fact sheet.
What will we cover?
- thorough review & update on the RECLAIM Act
- how the bill relates to local work around a just transition
- how you’ve used grassroots organizing to build power and move legislation forward
- your ideas for getting the RECLAIM Act across the finish line
Please forward the registration to your networks. The slides and recording will be posted after the webinar.
UPDATE- June 14, 2018
Recording of Webinar *there is small tech difficulties at the beginning, skip to 1:30
Webinar slides with links to additional resources.