Vice President Kamala Harris hears Clean Cities Director talk EV equity

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WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 16, 2021  — On Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, in Brandywine, Maryland, Antoine M. Thompson, Executive Director of Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition shared with Vice President Kamala Harris, and other key leaders, the importance of electric vehicles on improving the health for kids, families and communities.

Vice President Harris launched the White House’s Electric Vehicle Charging Networks, a key component of the Biden-Harris Infrastructure Law.

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The federal government is leading the effort to fund the installation of over 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations across the country. 

“It is important that GWRCCC advocates for electric vehicle equity so that urban, rural and communities of color are not left behind. Let’s learn from the lessons of broadband and the internet,” Thompson said. “We must ensure that this law does not expand the number of electric vehicle charging desserts in the U.S.”

Other key officials and leaders at the event included U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, U.S. Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, National Climate Advisor, Gina McCarthy, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, Acting Director, Prince George’s County Department of Public Works, Martin Harris and Mahidhar Reddy, founder and CEO of SemaConnect.

To watch the full video, visit C-SPAN.org.

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