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The Apollo Alliance for Good Jobs and Clean Energy

The Apollo Alliance provides a message of optimism and hope, framed around rejuvenating our nation’s economy by creating the next generation of American industrial jobs and treating clean energy as an economic and security mandate to rebuild America.  America needs to hope again, to dream again, to think big, and to be called to the best of our potential by tapping the optimism and can-do spirit that is embedded in our nation’s history. 

In 1961, John F. Kennedy challenged the nation to send a man to the moon and return him safely home again within the decade.  It was an audacious dare.  The technology did not yet exist, but he marshaled the resources of a nation -- focusing public investment, research, science and technology education, worker training, and America’s industrial might on a common purpose.  It was leadership toward a common positive goal and it worked.  In less than eight years Neil Armstrong placed the first human footprint on the lunar surface, and President Kennedy to this day remains honored for his vision and as a leader of courage. 

Now America has an Apollo project for the 21st century.  Today the stakes are much, much higher.  We face an economy hemorrhaging its highest paying and most productive jobs, cities falling apart with over a trillion dollars in unmet public investment in crumbling schools, transportation, and infrastructure.  The middle class is increasingly insecure as career ladders are broken and not replaced in new service sector jobs.  And on a global scale we face never before seen environmental disruption, rising social inequity, and the emergence of fundamentalist anger that threatens our very security.  We need new leaders of vision, and a new unifying call to action.

The Apollo Alliance is a joint project of the Institute for America's Future and the Center on Wisconsin Strategy.  The Apollo Alliance is a 501-c3 organization.

Apollo Alliance National Steering Committee
National Advisory Board
Labor Unions
Environmental Organizations
Economic, Social Justice, Faith-Based, and Regional Partners
Business Partners and Endorsers


Apollo Alliance National Steering Committee:

Ruben Aronin, Global Green USA
Andrew Beebe, Energy Innovations *
Robert L. Borosage, Institute for America’s Future
Dan Carol, The Cause Company
Maggie Fox, Sierra Club
Bracken Hendricks, Center for American Progress
Van Jones, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Mindy Lubber, CERES
Mark Ritchie, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Joel Rogers, Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS)
Marco Trbovich, United Steelworkers of America (USWA)

* Designates Chair of the National Steering Committee

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National Advisory Board:

Phil Angelides, California State Treasurer
President Andrew Beebe, Energy Innovations, An Idea Lab Company
Angela Glover Blackwell, Policy Link
Chairman Julian Bond, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
President Thomas Buffenbarger, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Senator Maria Cantwell, MS Congress (D-WA) *
Henry Cisneros, former Mayor of San Antonio, Texas
President Leo W. Gerard, The United Steel Workers of America *
Jan Hartke, Executive Director, EarthVoice
Vice President Gerry Hudson, SEIU Local 1199
Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., US Congress (D-IL) *
Mitch Kapor, founder of Lotus Systems and Mitchell Kapor Foundation
Bill Lucy, Secretary/Treasurer, AFSCME
William Lynch
William McDonough, Architect, Author, Educator
Kathleen A. McGinty, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Energy
President Terence M. O’Sullivan, Laborers’ International Union of North America
Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club *
Art Pulaski, Secretary-Treasurer, California Labor Federation
Governor Ed Rendell, Pennsylvania
Anthony Thigpenn, Executive Director AGENDA
President Danny Thompson, Nevada Labor Federation

* Designates Co-Chair of the National Advisory Board

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The Apollo Alliance has been endorsed by the following labor unions:

AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council (IUC)
AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Dept
National Heavy and Highway Alliance
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Intl. Union (BCTGM)
Boilermakers Union (IBB)
California Labor Federation
Graphic Communications Industrial Union (GCIU)
Hawaii AFL-CIO
Illinois AFL-CIO
Indiana AFL-CIO
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)
International Union of Electrical Workers (IUE-CWA)
King County Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA)
Metropolitan Detroit, AFL-CIO
Michigan AFL-CIO
Minnesota AFL-CIO
Oregon AFL-CIO
Paper and Allied Chemical Employees (PACE)
Pennsylvania AFL-CIO
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA)
Transportation Workers Union (TWU)
United Automobile and Aerospace Workers (UAW)
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)
United Mine Workers of America (UMWA)
United Steel Workers of America (USWA)
Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Wisconsin AFL-CIO

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We have been endorsed by the following environmental organizations:

Center for Environmental Citizenship
Center for Environmental Health
Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Conventions
The Detroit Project
Environment 2004
Environmental Law and Policy Center
Greenpeace USA
Healthy School Network
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
League of Conservation Voters
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
National Wildlife Federation
Rainforest Action Network
Republicans for Environmental Protection
The Sierra Club
The Sierra Student Coalition
South Carolina Coastal Conservation League
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)

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Economic, Social Justice, Faith-Based, and State & Local Partners:

Action for Grassroots Economic and Neighborhood Development
Alternatives (AGENDA)
Black Farmers USA
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU)
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Jim Hightower and The Rolling Thunder Down Home Democracy Tour
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Intertribal Council On Utility Policy (COUP)
Plug in Partners
South Carolina Coastal Conservation League
Urban Agenda

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Business Partners Supportive of Apollo:

Trade Associations

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American Wind Energy Association
Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities
Environmental Business Association of New York
North Carolina Solar Center
American Solar Energy Society
Renewable Energy Long Island
The American Council On Renewable Energy

Financial & Legal Services

Arete Capital
Bruce Oreck, Esq.
Chaucery Financial Advisors
Ecosa Capital
Expansion Capital Partners
Enright Premier Wealth Advisors, Inc.
Sigma Capital Group, Inc.
First Affirmative Financial Network
Green Money Journal
Paladin Private Equity Partners
Renewal Associates, LLC
Progressive Asset Management
Raymond James & Associates
Vantage Point Venture Partners
Sustainable Jobs Fund Ventures
White & Lee, LLP
Synergistic Dynamics, Inc

Renewable Energy Technology/Products/Services

Austin Energy
Clean Edge
Clean Energy Group
Community Energy, Inc.
Conergy, INC
Solectria Renewables
East Haven Wind Farm
NRG Systems
EcoLogical Solutions
Energy Innovations/Idea Labs
Bonneville Environmental Foundation
Environmental Energy Solutions
McKenzie Bay International
Northern Power Systems
PV Powered
Sunlink, LLC
Cape Wind Associates
Hawaii PV Coalition
Pacific Ethanol
Olympia Green Fuels
Clean Air Now
Sharp Solar
HyGen Industries
US Renewables Group
Pioneer Valley Photovoltaics
Native Energy, LLC
Daystar Technologies
PPM Energy
3 Phases Energy Services
Pro Vision Technologies, Inc.
Blue Sun Biodiesel
California Cars Initiative
Community Fuels
Cooperative Community Energy Corp
Renewable Energy Access
Environ Corporation
Shepherd Advisors
Sterling Planet Inc.
United Bio Lube, Inc.
Global Resourse Options, Inc
Wilson Turbo Power, Inc

Energy Efficiency

Conservation Services Group
Engage Networks Inc.
Lightly Treading, Energy & Design
Kinsley Power Systems
Johnson Controls
Virent Energy Systems
Burlington Electric Department
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Washington Electric Cooperative

Consumer Products

Aspen Skiing Company
The Saunders Hotel Group and Environmental Consulting
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Ben & Jerry's
Working Assets
Seventh Generation
Pacific Bioscience Labs
Strider Corporation
Bay Towel

Green Buildings/Infrastructure/Economic Dev.

Blue Wave Strategies
Ervin + Company
All American Home Center
William Maclay Architects & Planners
William McDonough Partners
Schultz Development Group, LLC
CTO, NatureWorks (formerly Cargill-Dow)
Duce Construction Corporation
Quantec LLC
NYC Transit
Center for Smart Energy
Mazria Architects
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

Business Leaders

Mitch Kapor, Founder of Louts
Robert Preston, Merrill Lynch
Paul Adams, CEPTYR, Inc

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The Apollo Alliance acknowledges the generous support of the following individuals and foundations:

Beldon Fund
The Belvedere Fund
The Bullitt Foundation
Nathan Cummings Foundation
The Energy Foundation
The Ford Foundation
French American Charitable Trust
General Service Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The John W. and Clara C. Higgins Foundation
John Hunting
Move On
New-Land Foundation
New York Community Trust (NYCT)
The Overbrook Foundation
The Peninsula Foundation
Rockefeller Financial Services
Tides Foundation
Town Creek Foundation
The United Nations Better World Fund
The Wallace Global Fund

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