Following the passage of the CARES Act in late March and as Congress pivots to a CARES 2.0 relief package, we are holding this briefing to provide more information about the role that the CARES Act plays in opening up our communities and financial system to greater risk. We will discuss congressional action you can take to establish accountability measures on the previous relief package and future relief packages, and how to prioritize working people over the financial and fossil fuel industries.
Please join us to learn what congressional action you can take as we enter negotiations for a CARES 2.0, and about legislative action centering people and communities, not fossil fuel interests.
Moderator: Moira Birss, Climate & Finance Director, Amazon Watch
Gregg Gelzinis, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress (CAP)
Alison Kirsch, Climate & Energy Lead Researcher, Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
Alex Doukas, Lead Analyst, Oil Change International (OCI)
Tara Houska, Founder, Giniw Collective
Clark Williams-Derry, Energy Finance Analyst, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)
Including opening remarks from: Representative Ilhan Omar
Supporting Organizations: Sierra Club, 350.org, Oil Change International, Rainforest Action Network, Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth, Oxfam America, Global Witness, Amazon Watch, Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN), Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)