Stacey Abrams Joins Rewiring America as Senior Counsel
WASHINGTON, D.C., Tuesday, March 14, 2023 — Political leader, voting rights activist, and bestselling author Stacey Abrams is joining Rewiring America, the leading nonprofit working to electrify our communities. Abrams will take the role of Senior Counsel, helping launch and scale a national awareness campaign and a network of large and small communities working to help Americans go electric. She will also guide the organization as it builds the tools and capacity to connect Americans and their communities to machines, installers, Inflation Reduction Act incentives, and jobs in the clean energy transition.
“Growing up on the Gulf Coast, not far from a significant concentration of the petrochemical industry, I’ve seen the environmental and health injustices that visit communities isolated from political power and economic opportunity,” said Abrams. “We are at an inflection point, where families in the South and across the country live too close to the economic edge, and every dollar saved now changes their future. But few understand how much money they can save with a little help to upgrade their homes and vehicles. I’m excited to join Rewiring America to share the benefits of electrification and ensure families get their fair share. I look forward to working together as we build the tools that will transform everyday Americans from energy consumers to energy moguls in their own communities.”
“Rewiring America anchors our work in how the decisions we make around the kitchen table about the machines we use can save us money, make our homes and communities healthier, and reduce climate-harming emissions,” said Rewiring America co-founder and CEO Ari Matusiak. “Stacey Abrams’ career of public service has hit all these themes and more. She’s a brilliant and visionary organizer who will accelerate our work and expand the audience for the benefits of electrification — the most equity-centered climate strategy we have.”
Rewiring America launched an online savings calculator in August 2022, the day President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. More than 400,000 Americans have already calculated how much money they qualify for over the next decade as they replace the machines in their homes and lives. Rewiring America helped found and is working with Local Government Leaders for Electrification, CEOs for Electrification, and the bicameral Electrification Caucus of Congressional leaders. In November, the White House announced Rewiring America would lead a coalition of major U.S. companies in a consumer outreach and education campaign to connect American households with Inflation Reduction Act rebates and tax incentives to go electric.