On June 29, members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Hip Hop Caucus and National Conference of Black Mayors converged in Washington, D.C., to push for federal action on clean energy and climate policies.

The mayors met with members of Congress in the House and Senate, as well as administration officials to draw attention to the matters. One year after the House passed the historic clean energy and climate legislation, the Senate still has not enacted a similar legislation.  

In addition, the mayors highlighted efforts to improve the sustainability of their respective cities through the “Green the City” initiative and explained why Congress should moves to reduce pollution, create jobs and improve the environmental condition of people in urban communities.

Reps. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Emmanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) chair the Congressional Black Caucus and CBC Energy and Environment Taskforce.