Green New Deal Road Tour with STARS. Bernie at about 1 hour, AOC last 20 mins. Worth watching all of it. 5/13/19

Excellent new Video narrated and Written by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 

Great 15 min interview with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 

Oakland Kids video (2min) on the Green New Deal

Santa Cruz Youth Climate Event March 15

Excellent event with great speakers organization and turnout! – Another event planned for MAY – watch this space!

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This event is in response to the United Nations October 2018 climate warning which asserts that we must make dramatic societal changes within the next 12 years to prevent ever worsening climate catastrophes from becoming unstoppable.
 Inspired by Greta Thunberg and the Zero  Movement, tens of thousands of children around the world have been striking in defense of their future every Friday afternoon. Over 100,000 children took to the streets last week, in England alone.

Link to Sunrise Youth Fellowship for Summer 2019  3/22/19

A well written piece with Great ideas on the GND  4/4/19

Five Big Ideas for a Green New Deal   Good article with details. 3/14/19

Extinction Rebellion good 35 minute video. 3/14/19

Farmers & Ranchers for the Green New Deal:   3/7/19

Food & Farming piece of the GND – click to join forum.

For young activists  Inspiring website 3/5/19

Quote – Greta Thurnberg, the 15-year-old pigtailed Swedish prophet, embodies the tell-the-truth candor of this new movement. She told the richest people in the world at Davos in January 2019:

I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is.

On line petition to Diane Feinstein to ask for GND support  2/16/19

Please thank Kamala for her support

Contact Senator Feinstein

Please also draft LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – SC Sentinel or other papers. (150 word limit)

This was our group in Panetta’s office delivering 263 signatures for the Green New Deal on Monday 2/11/19 – a few hours before Panetta announced his support.

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Photo shows Aide Manny Garcia, Susan Cavalieri, Leflora Cunningham reading the letter and Pauline Seales. Not shown Doug Hull with the camera and Nancy G_G who had visited a little earlier.

Excellent short video (2 mins) on GND – Watch and share. 2/7/19

Link to 30 min video with Dana Bagshaw, Grant Black and Leflora Cunningham-Walsh. It’s Inspiring!  Also on Community TV Comcast channel 27 (Charter Channel 73 in South County) for the month of February
Every Tuesday at 10:30 Am, Every Thursday at 6 :00 PM.  1/31/19

1/31/19  Article linking the Green New Deal and the New Food Deal.   greennewdealandregenerativeag

See also and excellent report on eating  and more Ag Info.

1/28/19  Link to full version of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Note – highlights below – or we suggest you start reading at page 3.

1/20/19  We are collecting support for a CALIFORNIA Green New Deal – gndpet 2    Planning to send to Stone Monning and Newsom after Feb 5 Sunrise screening

1/11/19  Tell your Representative: Take action NOW to address the urgent threat of climate change!  Sign on line petition. This is for national action.

The Green New Deal is a plan by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others to really do something about the climate crisis and social inequity. Details below.

Dec 14th Yale survey shows HUGE voter support for the Green New Deal

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Here’s our  group at Panetta’s office Nov 20th

Sunrise movement link

Green New Deal Toolkit

Sign up for Action

 

 

Resolution on a House Select Committee for a Green New Deal

What is the House Select Committee on a Green New Deal?

The House Select Committee on a Green New Deal would be charged with “developing a detailed national, industrial, economic mobilization plan for the transition of the United States economy to become carbon neutral and to significantly draw down and capture greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and oceans and to promote economic and environmental justice and equality.”

 

The Resolution to form this Select Committee was proposed by Representative Ocasio-Cortez on November 13, 2018.  The full Resolution is available for review here: http://jdems.us/gnd

What is a Green New Deal?

In short, a Green New Deal is a sweeping overhaul of the economy away from fossil fuel towards 100% clean energy that centers equity in its solutions.

The Resolution outlines the following goals:

(1) 100% of national power generation from renewable sources;

(2) Building a national, energy-efficient, “smart” grid;

(3) Upgrading every residential and industrial building for state-of-the-art energy efficiency, comfort and safety;

(4) Decarbonizing the manufacturing, agricultural and other industries;

(5) Decarbonizing, repairing and improving transportation and other infrastructure;

(6) Funding massive investment in the drawdown and capture of greenhouse gases;

(7) Making “green” technology, industry, expertise, products and services a major export of the United States, with the aim of becoming the undisputed international leader in helping other countries transition to completely carbon neutral economies and bringing about a global Green New Deal.

How will a Green New Deal ensure that resources are justly and equitably distributed?

The Resolution states that a Green New Deal is a “historic opportunity to virtually eliminate poverty in the United States and to make prosperity, wealth and economic security available to everyone participating in the transformation.” The Resolution lays out a number of policies to “mitigate deeply entrenched racial, regional and gender-based inequalities in income and wealth,” including a federal jobs guarantee, universal healthcare, and a universal basic income.

What is significant about a Green New Deal?

According to Vox columnist David Roberts, the Resolution represents “the first time in US history that a Democrat has proposed a plan for addressing climate change that actually scales to the problem and has some chance of influencing the party’s agenda.”

What is the timeline for such a program?

The full scale plan for a Green New Deal would be completed no later than January 1, 2020, with a finalized draft of legislation ready no later than March 1, 2020. Each goal is to be met no later than 10 years after the start of the execution of the Green New Deal.

Who in Congress already supports a Select Committee on A Green New Deal?

As of November 18th, ten Members of Congress are signed on to the Resolution:

Ro Khanna (CA-17), John Lewis (GA-05), Joe Neguse (CO-02), Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), Deb Haaland (NM-01), Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Jose Serrano (NY-15), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07).

How can I sign onto the resolution?

There are two ways to endorse this Resolution.

  1. Have the Representative publicly tweet their support for “Ocasio2018’s resolution to create a Select Committee on a #GreenNewDeal”.
  1. See this example from Ro Khanna or this example from Deb Haaland.
  2. Here’s a sample tweet: I’m proud to support @Ocasio2018, @justicedems, & @sunrisemvmt’s Select Committee on a #GreenNewDeal. I encourage all my colleagues to do the same. More info here: jdems.us/gnd
  1. Contact Evan Weber, National Political Director of Sunrise, at evan@sunrisemovement.org or (808) 224-0644.

Who do I contact for more information?

If you are a Congressperson or work for a Congressperson, contact: Evan Weber at Sunrise Movement at evan@sunrisemovement.org or (808) 224-0644.