Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Congratulates Speaker Welch on Historic Election

January 13, 2021

SPRINGFIELD – Following the election of a new Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition released this statement:

“The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition congratulates State Representative Emanuel “Chris” Welch on his election as the next Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives.

As a longtime champion for the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA), Speaker Welch understands the urgency of addressing climate change with solutions built around equitable jobs, lower energy bills, and no bailouts.

The new Speaker takes the helm at a historic time, and our coalition looks forward to confronting the challenges and seizing the opportunities that lie ahead together.”


The Clean Jobs Coalition is made up of more than 200 consumer, business, environmental, environmental justice, health care, faith-based and student organizations. Visit to learn more.