Lower Shore Progressive Caucus creates coalition of local officials and organizations across the Eastern Shore to urge delegates to vote for CEJA

Dear Lower Shore Delegates,

It has been brought to our attention that the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act is heading to a vote in the House of Delegates. That is why the following Eastern Shore organizations that make up large sums of your constituency are writing to you asking that you vote in favor of the bill. This bill address two major issues currently affecting the Eastern Shore: climate change and bringing good-paying jobs to our region. There is no debate; science has overwhelmingly shown that climate change is real and poses a serious threat to our way of life.  We are already seeing the effects of this crisis now with stronger storms, more days with extreme heat, and our communities are already facing tidal flooding in Dorchester, Somerset, Ocean City, and other places across our region. The time to address this growing issue is now, and this is the bill that will help transform our energy systems away from fossil fuels to cleaner and more affordable forms of energy.      

It is also important to note that this is not just an environmental bill.  This bill will save Maryland roughly $240 million dollars in federal tax credits in just one year.  It will also triple offshore wind investment and bring other forms of green energy projects to our region creating thousands of good-paying jobs both on the Shore and across the state.  

Voting against this bill is signaling both the Shore and the rest of the state that our delegation isn't serious about addressing climate change or bring good-paying jobs back to our region. We, as voters across the Shore, strongly urge you to vote YES to the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act.

Regards,

Jared Schablein

Chair, Lower Shore Progressive Caucus

Kitty Maynard

Admin leader, Kent and Queen Anne’s Indivisible

Susan Byer and Toby Perkins

Co-Chairs, Indivisible Worcester

Susan Olsen

Chair, Indivisible Dorchester

Denice Lombard

Chair, Talbot Rising

Josh Hastings

Wicomico Councilman District 4 and Citizen

Jacob Day

Mayor of Salisbury

Gains Hawkins

Chair, Wicomico Democratic Club

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