Support Clean Energy Victory Bonds

In the early 1940s, faced with the destruction wrought by the Great Depression and our likely participation in World War II, the United States government established the Victory Bonds program. Through the creation of affordable government-backed bonds, the program gave ordinary Americans the chance to invest in and help their country during crises that called for immediate action.

Today, the fight against climate change demands that same urgency. That’s why we’re joining Green America in calling on Congress to pass a bill creating Clean Energy Victory Bonds (CEVB).

Backed by the full faith and credit of the United States, CEVBs will allow any American to invest as little as $25. Advocates for the bill expect the sale of the bonds to raise up to $50 billion, which will then leverage an additional $100 billion from private and public investors. The money raised would fund essential tax credits to renewable sources like wind, solar, and geothermal, as well as companies specializing in energy-efficiency. These investments have the potential to lessen the demand for fossil fuels, reduce the amount of CO2 poured into the atmosphere, and create one million good US jobs that cannot be shipped overseas.

The fight for our planet’s future can’t wait. Join Green America and The Nation in calling on Congress to pass the Clean Energy Victory Bond Act of 2014.

Twenty-nine members of Congress are already co-sponsors of the bill but we need your help to keep the momentum going. Put in zip code below and we'll find your representative. If they're already a supporting the bill, you can send them a "thank you" letter. If your representative is not on board, urge them to support this innovative plan to protect our planet.

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