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The Green New Deal is plan to mobilize American society to 100% clean and renewable energy, guarantee living-wage jobs for anyone who needs one and a just transition* for both workers and frontline communities-all in the next 10 years.
*A just transition means that workers in the industry and traditionally marginalized communities will be included in the decision making process and prioritized in the outcomes.
We need our congressional delegation to support a Green New Deal in Washington. 350NH is putting pressure on Maggie Hassan, Jean Shaheen, Chris Pappas and Annie Kuster to ensure that they fight for New Hampshire families by supporting a Green New Deal. Senators like Maggie Hassan have taken thousands of dollars from the fossil fuel industry and we know that elected officials across the country are less likely to support a Green New Deal when they are bought out by fossil fuel executives and lobbyists. Saying that “climate change is real” is a good start, but it is not enough. 350NH runs office visits and petition drives and we get senators on the record asking for support in public venues. We used these tactics to force every major presidential candidate to support the Green New Deal and we will keep up the pressure to ensure that our delegation does the same.
We call on Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas and Senators Jean Shaheen and Maggie Hassan to support climate solutions by signing on to co-sponsor the Joint resolution for a Green New Deal. The GND is a climate solutions plan centered in decarbonization, economic justice and green job creation.
Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) introduced the Green New Deal resolution in February of 2019. The resolution set goals to cut carbon emissions across the economy (from electricity generation to transportation to agriculture) and create thousands of good jobs to boost the economy. Click here to read the Full Resolution.
The Federal Green New Deal is a nonbinding resolution, which means if it passes, it wouldn’t itself create new programs. Instead, it would affirm the goals and projects would be turned into bills in the House and Senate in the coming years. The proposal stresses that it aims to meet its ambitious goals while paying special attention to groups like the poor, disabled and minority communities that might be disproportionately affected by massive economic transitions like those the Green New Deal calls for.
No, this is propaganda invented by the alt right to make the common sense policies of the Green New Deal seem radical.
We pressured Biden to support a Green New Deal on the campaign trail in NH. It will be up to us to hold our congressional delegation accountable to passing a Green New Deal in congress.