The Climate Crisis and the Green New Deal

“We need to keep fighting to act on the climate. There is no other option—there is no planet B.” – Congressman Jim McGovern

 

The Green New Deal is a Congressional proposal that would require the United States to plan and execute a bold, comprehensive strategy to respond to the escalating climate crisis, with the urgency demanded by the problem. 

As outlined in the most recent report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change, urgency is required in the case of climate change, as every moment of inaction compounds the problem.

You can see a condensed version of the IPCC report here and read the full text of the Green New Deal here.

Our Revolution Massachusetts (ORMA) supports passage of the Green New Deal (GND) and legislation that will move Massachusetts and the US towards 100% renewable energy by 2030 and to offer subsequent generations of humans and animals who share our environment a viable future on a planet with clean and available natural resources.  We believe this effort will put Americans back to work with well-paying jobs and will initiate a wave of prosperity that will benefit all.  

Climate change is an economic issue; its effect on clean air and water quality make it a public health problem; its role in exacerbating global conflict and terrorism makes it a national security challenge; and its disproportionate impacts on vulnerable communities and on our children and grandchildren make it a social justice issue. People who live in low-income and minority communities will bear the most severe consequences.  We must solve this problem before it’s too late.

Democratic Town Committees across Massachusetts have overwhelmingly endorsed the Green New Deal resolution introduced in February, 2019 by Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

ORMA calls on all Green New Deal supporters to lobby your Representatives at the State and Federal level to co-sponsor and support Green Legislation such as H.R. 9 Climate Action Now Act and GND Resolutions.

(You can learn more by contacting climate@ourrevolutionma.com).

To get involved with the Green New Deal see:

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To let us know what you are doing, have done, or need help doing as it relates to the Green New Deal, check out ORMA’s GND Facebook Page or email us at info@ourrevolutionma.com.