Building local support for the Power+ Plan #1
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015
Appalachian Voices in partnership with Alliance for Appalachia groups will be hosting webinars focused on building local support for the Power+ plan, a proposal from the White House that would send billions of dollars to communities struggling from the decline in the coal economy for economic development and diversification.
Since it was introduced in February, several groups from West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky have had success in passing resolutions of support for the Power+ plan in their local government boards and councils. This groundswell of local support has helped to elevate the issue on the federal level and has pressured reluctant lawmakers to work with the White House to advance the proposal. With that foundation of support laid, it is now critical that we expand local support of Power+ beyond these initial four states to the other states that would benefit from the plan.
** The webinar will be repeated on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. for folks who cannot attend the afternoon time. [ Register for the evening workshop ]