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PCR held more than 25 events, educated more than 1,500 people and mobilized 400 residents and our local elected officials in town hall events, trips to Springfield and in-district meetings in support of the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, which was signed into law September 2021. . Cheryl Johnson was heavily involved in drafting the workforce equity provisions of the bills, based on PCR’s expertise. The legislation creates the groundwork for a Just Transition for Illinois, phases out coal and natural gas in EJ communities and brings the promise of new jobs in solar and wind with emphasis for people of color.