Tag: Civilian Conservation Corps

Amid a pandemic economy and record wildfires, is it time for a 21st-century Civilian Conservation Corps?

The original CCC might be nearly 90 years old, but the general concept still appears to have deep public support. A recent poll from Data for Progress and the Justice Collaborative Institute, both progressive advocacy groups, found broad bipartisan support for the concept. Seventy-five percent of likely voters said they’d support a new federal version of the CCC to plant trees and fight fires, including 74 percent of Republicans.