Appointment of Solis Signals Commitment to a Strong, Green Workforce

Erin Allweiss, 202-513-6254 or 202-277-8370 (cell)

Frances Beinecke, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), made the following statement on the appointment of Congresswoman Hilda Solis to lead the Department of Labor:
“President-elect Obama’s selection of Hilda Solis to head the Department of Labor signals his commitment to restoring America’s economy by creating a robust, green workforce. Throughout her career, Congresswoman Solis has fought for the environment and environmental justice. As a member of Congress, Solis has been an advocate for advancing both labor rights and global warming solutions. She is a proven leader on green jobs and she recognizes the importance of ensuring that no workers are left behind. At this pivotal moment for our economy and our environment, she is an excellent choice who will bridge the gap between these challenges to build a strong, clean economic future.”

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