WASHINGTON – Today, Hip Hop Caucus President and CEO Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. issued the following statement in response to the Biden administration’s announcement of its executive order to create an American Climate Corps:
“The Biden Administration’s new American Climate Corps program is an example of bold climate action that supports job creation and a clean energy future. Through this program, this administration has a critical opportunity to improve our lands and expand career possibilities for Black, Latinx and Indigenous people — communities that are both disproportionately impacted by our climate crisis and disproportionately economically disenfranchised.
Hip Hop Caucus will continue to make clear that racial justice is central to advancing economic and climate justice, and we plan to hold the Biden Administration accountable to its promise of a diverse and inclusive workforce in this program.“
About Hip Hop Caucus
Formed in 2004, the Hip Hop Caucus (HHC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that
leverages Hip Hop culture to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process. Through a collaborative leadership network, HHC addresses core issues affecting underserved communities. HHC programs and campaigns support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders.