House Democrats Push for Millions of Restoration and Resilience Jobs
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Jared Huffman (D-CA), Matt Cartwright (D-PA), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Deb Haaland (D-NM), Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) urged House Leadership to include a “Restoration and Resilience Jobs” program in future economic recovery packages.
As unemployment surges past 30 million American workers, millions of good paying jobs can be created restoring natural resources and bolstering community resilience. Restoration investments generate more jobs compared to other alternatives, because most of the investment goes towards labor, rather than materials. An analysis of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act showed conservation investments generated 15 to 33 jobs per million dollars and an economic return of $2.40 for every $1 invested.
The 2020 NAFWS National Conference is postponed. The planned dates of May 4-7, 2020 will be rescheduled possibly for later in the year. We are following protocol for the outbreak of the COVID-19 and taking preventative measures for all.
The NAFWS National Conference committee will work on rescheduling the conference and we will post this information when it becomes available. In the meantime, please check our website: https://nafws.org.
Native American Tribes,
The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (Society) is requesting that your tribe submit a Letter of Support for the Recovery of America's Wildlife Act (RAWA) by October 11, 2019. This letter can be sent to the two main sponsors (Fortenberry & Dingell) of the bill. You can also submit letters to your state's Senators and Representatives asking them to sign on as co-sponsors or at least cc them onto your letter of support. Please go to Congress.gov - HR 3742 Recovering America's Wildlife Act of 2019 to see the list of current co-sponsors which is changing daily.
You may view RAWA Fact Sheet here.