From the Frontlines

Organizing Leads to 100% Renewables for Bloomington, IL

Bloomington City Council votes to Support 100% Renewables

Bloomington, IL

On Monday night July 12, Illinois People’s Action leaders holding “People and Planet First!” signs saw the victory of their organizing when the Bloomington City Council passed a resolution amending the city’s electricity contract to include support for renewable energy at the 100% level. The passage of this resolution makes Bloomington the only city in an aggregate pool of 35 municipalities to support renewable energy at 100%.

#FairChance Act Passes In NYC & More

Yesterday, VOCAL New York celebrated victory, as New York became the largest city in America to Ban the Box and remove barriers to employment for people with criminal records. VOCAL and its allies worked to ensure the passage of the Fair Chance Act, which is one of the strongest fair employment policies in the country.