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September 16, 2021

ReImagine Appalachia Urges Manchin to Support “Build Back Better”

Pennsylvania Business Report – ReImagine Appalachia, an organization of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia labor leaders, policy experts and community leaders, urged U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to support President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” legislation in an open letter Sunday. Read the full article.

Published as a full-page ad in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, the letter asked Manchin to support the “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build the foundation for a 21st-century sustainable Appalachia.”

“The future that West Virginians — and Pennsylvanians — want and deserve could be in jeopardy if Sen. Manchin does not support the [Build Back Better plan] major funding package pending in Congress, one that could create good jobs in the region, rebuild our infrastructure, and address floods caused by changes to West Virginia’s climate,” the group said.

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