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Poll: Sen. Markey: An Expanded American Climate Corps Wins With Voters, Creates Jobs, and Fights Climate Change
Senator Ed Markey. Data for Progress

Americans strongly support the recently announced American Climate Corps. The new American Climate Corps is a major step in the fight for our nation’s future and for a Green New Deal. The American Climate Corps is overwhelmingly popular across age and political party, and supported by 71 percent of voters — including more than half of Republicans. The support grows even stronger among voters under the age of 59. Polling also shows extremely strong support for a comprehensive, fully funded program, which would help communities across the nation respond to climate change and transition to a clean energy economy while prioritizing educational funding, career opportunities, and environmental justice. Americans’ favored aspects of a climate jobs corps are helping protect nature and wildlife for future generations and earning a living wage with full benefits.