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Tell Your Representative to Support the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2014

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Co-Sponsoring the Bill:

Julia Brownley (D-CA)
Lois Capps (D-CA)
Tony Cárdenas (D-CA),
Matt Cartwright (D-PA)
Judy Chu, (D-CA)
David Cicilline (D-RI)
Katherine Clark (D-MA)
Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO)
Gerald Connolly (D-VA)
Keith Ellison (D-MN)
Anna Eshoo (D-CA)
Gene Green (D-TX)
Rush Holt (D-NJ)
Mike Honda (D-CA)
Jared Huffman (D-CA)
Steve Israel (D-NY)
Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-GA)
William Keating (D-MA)
Barbara Lee (D-CA)
Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
Doris Matsui (D-CA)
Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-CA)
Jerry McNerney (D-CA)
George Miller (D-CA)
James Moran (D-VA)
Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
Gary Peters (D-MI)
Chellie Pingree (D-ME)
Mike Quigley (D-IL)
Janice Schakowsky (D-IL)
Adam Schiff (D-CA)
Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH)
Jackie Speier (D-CA)
Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
Mark Takano (D-CA)
Paul Tonko (D-NY)
Niki Tsongas (D-MA)
Timothy Walz (D-MN)

CEVBsIs there something that all Americans can get behind these days? A way to protect our health and communities for generations to come? We can achieve this with a clean energy future!

How can we help make a clean energy future a reality? One way is by investing in clean energy and energy efficiency technologies.

A new, innovative way to expand investment in solar, wind, and other proven technologies is through a proposed, new Treasury bond called the Clean Energy Victory Bond. On April 8, 2014, Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2014 to build our clean energy economy.

Modeled after World War II Victory bonds (one of the most successful fundraising efforts in US history), Clean Energy Victory Bonds (CEVBs) will allow citizens to invest directly in the deployment of renewable energy in the United States.

Backed by the full faith and credit of the United States, CEVBs will allow any American to invest as little as $25. We expect the sale of the bonds to raise up to $50 billion, which would 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 bill - H.R. 4426 - is currently co-sponsored by 37 representatives, listed at right.

If your representative is NOT on this list, please take our action below to urge her or him to support Clean Energy Victory Bonds.  Please also consider calling your rep to share your support for CEVBs by phone.  If your representative is ALREADY listed as a supporter, you may edit our letter below into your own expression of thanks.

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