2024 KCP Application
Climate Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy
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The Climate Alliance was conceived out of necessity. Starting in 2014, the Climate Alliance came together and grew into the nation‚ broadest climate coalition to take bold action on climate. We created a necessary space for environmental groups, communities of color, labor unions, businesses, and other interests to build trust and an understanding of each other‚ needs in climate policy. After five years of working together, Climate Alliance members are deeply interconnected, a critical asset as we continue to build the climate justice movement.
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The Climate Alliance is committed to integrating racial, gender, and economic justice into the climate movement. Our commitment to economic justice is exemplified through our dedication to centering the decision making power of working people, people with low incomes, and people of color. Our coalition is working to confront some of the toughest challenges that many coalitions avoid, including how to confront whiteness, bias, and privilege in coalitions, the power of wealth in influencing policy decisions and addressing the imbalance of organizational capacity. The Climate Alliance also works in partnership with Front and Centered, a statewide coalition of organizations and groups rooted in communities of color and people with lower incomes. We also work in close partnership with the Washington State Labor Council, who represents more than 600 union locals and councils representing approximately 550,000 rank-and-file union members throughout the State of Washington whose work is dedicated to supporting economic justice for workers and people with lower incomes. In addition, we also partner with LGBTQ Allyship and Gender Justice League who advise our work to ensure our policies reflect the interests and concerns of the LBGTQ community. Economic, environmental, gender and racial justice are the foundational values from which we advocate and build intersectional climate policy.
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