GREEN NEW DEAL

Background

The Green New Deal is a revolutionary plan (introduced by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Senator Ed Markey) to get the US to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 while creating millions of jobs. The GND focuses on creating a “green economy” through a “just transition.” Meaning, our economy will no longer be reliant on the fossil fuel industry. Rather, our energy and money will be generated through sustainable systems and projects. Coal miners, oil refinery workers, and other laborers employed by fossil fuel companies will transition to green jobs and be equipped with the training to do so. At the same time, the GND offers an opportunity for marginalized and frontline communities to receive living wages from jobs that are good for their own health and the planet.

https://theintercept.com/2018/11/27/green-new-deal-congress-climate-change/

Why This Matters

The GND is the only plan that both respects the science saying our time to take action is running out, and recognizes that this crisis brings a unique opportunity to completely reimagine society. Through the GND we can save our planet while creating a world that is healthy, sustainable, and truly just.

It is important that we get politicians to endorse the GND. We understand that the resolution for the GND will not pass during the Trump Administration, but we need politicians to tell the truth about climate change and build the momentum for it to pass when the time comes.

What You Can Do To Get Involved

  • Call Senator Feinstein and ask her when she is going back to the Green New Deal. Her number is: (415) 393-0707
  • Especially if you live in SF, call Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi– ask her to support the GND. Her number is: (415) 556-4862
    • When you call:
      • Give your name and zip code (or not, no pressure)
      • Why did you call?
      •  Ask her to endorse the GND
    • Tips:
      • Write down what you want to say before
      •  You have the right to call, don’t feel bad at all
      • If they don’t answer, leave a voicemail. They will check their messages.
  • Sign this petition telling your representatives to support the GND.
  • Find and call your representatives through this link
  • If you want help setting up a meeting with your congressperson, please contact us at youthvsapocalypse@gmail.com
  • Post about the GND on social media!–Say why you support the GND with the hashtag #GreenNewDeal .
  • For more information on the Green New Deal, and how to make it happen, click here. https://www.sunrisemovement.org/green-new-deal