Release: Lieberman Weighs In On The Navajo Nation’s Energy Security

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October 6, 2021
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Release: Lieberman Weighs In On The Navajo Nation’s Energy Security

Statement from Aaron Lieberman regarding the AZ Corporation Commission’s Deliberations on Equitable Transition

“Today I am calling for the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) to throw it’s full weight behind the just and equitable transition request being negotiated by the Navajo Nation and APS.

“We all can agree we should be moving toward a brighter future with less coal-burning power plants, but the communities that helped power our state for generations should not be left behind in this process. 

“The ACC should encourage the federal government to also come to the table in these negotiations to make sure APS and the Navajo Nation can come to a reasonable agreement that will help usher in our renewable future while ensuring a significant investment in ensuring real opportunities for members of the Navajo Nation to get the support they need to be a part of this new energy economy.

“As Governor, I'll work to make sure all stakeholders are brought to the table so they can work together to forge agreements that allow all of Arizona to move into our clean energy future.”

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Rep. Aaron Lieberman is a state representative for Legislative District 28, a social entrepreneur, and a candidate for Arizona Governor. After seeing first-hand the effectiveness and success of early childhood intervention programs, Aaron launched Jumpstart, a national nonprofit to ensure all children had the opportunity to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.  To date, more than 50,000 college students have served, working with more than 100,000 children and earning over $200 million in scholarships through AmeriCorps. Later, he founded Acelero Learning to close the achievement gap for Head Start children. Impacting over 40,000 kids every day, children enrolled in Acelero’s programs make gains at nearly three times the national average. Aaron was born and raised in Arizona. He and his wife live in Phoenix, where they’re raising their two sons. Aaron’s daughter is studying history at Yale, his alma mater.
For more information, please visit aaron4az.com. Follow Aaron on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram at @aaron4az.
 
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