Right now, your state needs input on what do with millions of dollars -- its share of the $2.7 billion Volkswagen settled with the Department of Justice after they were caught cheating on vehicle emissions tests in 2015.
This is a critical opportunity to allocate as much of the money as possible to electric vehicles so we can accelerate our commitment to greenhouse gas reductions.
Vulnerable communities need support as well. While we all have suffered from Volkswagen’s excess fossil fuel pollution, it is women, children, and families of color that are disproportionately impacted when it comes to air pollution, climate change, and public transportation.
As states start accepting proposals for distributing the money, already fossil fuel interests are lobbying to use these funds for things like natural gas and “clean diesel” vehicles. Our voices together can outweigh the influence of corporate polluters as long as we get on record for this money to go toward cleaner cars and ensuring this money is distributed justly throughout state.
Don’t miss this chance to steer your state's major transportation investment toward an all-electric future!