The American Jobs Plan builds on recovery efforts to create a stronger, fairer, and more innovative economy than ever before; an economy that rewards work, not wealth, and gives everyone the chance to succeed. The American Jobs Plan will put millions of Americans to work — Americans at all skill levels, not just those with a college degree — fixing what’s broken in our country.
The American Jobs Plan will create millions of jobs by:
Fixing Crumbling Infrastructure: At a time when more than one-third of bridges and over 40% of public roadways need repair, the American Jobs Plan will upgrade 20,000 miles of highways, roads, and main streets and thousands of bridges. It will also modernize our electric grid so it isn’t vulnerable to collapse from extreme weather or hacking by a foreign power.
Taking on the Climate Crisis: The American Jobs Plan recognizes the profound urgency of the climate crisis—and makes historic investments that will empower America to lead the world in clean energy, create millions of good-paying union jobs, and advance environmental justice. With the American Jobs Plan, President Biden is proposing bold investments that will help America build resilient and sustainable infrastructure, ensure all Americans have access to clean water, and spur R&D in clean energy technologies and innovations.
Connecting Ohio Communities with High-Speed Internet: The American Jobs Plan will connect everyone—from rural communities to underserved areas in big cities—with high-speed Internet. With millions of Americans going without a reliable way to get online, including more than one-third of rural Americans and one-in-six people in poverty, the American Jobs Plan will make sure that every single American has access to the high quality, affordable, high-speed Internet they need to learn, work, or run their business.
Investing in American Workers: The American Jobs Plan will invest in proven workforce development programs and advanced training for millions of workers; treat caregivers with respect and dignity, and give them the pay and benefits they deserve; and bring critical manufacturing supply chains back to America so we’re less dependent on China.
Asking Corporations to Pay Their Fair Share: All of this will be paid for by asking corporations and the wealthiest Americans making over $400,000 a year to pay their fair share—closing tax loopholes for companies that ship jobs overseas and cracking down on corporations that hide their income to avoid paying what they owe.
At For Our Future Ohio, we are pushing for Ohio’s congressional delegation to support the American Jobs Plan. Together, we can use our collective voice to generate grassroots actions and amplify the call for this vital legislation.
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