CLIMATE MEMO MONDAYS #2
Supporting the GND
From NEW DEAL to GREEN NEW DEAL
What the New Deal can teach us about winning a Green New Deal: Part I. (mronline.org 8-6-19, point cursor onto first line).
The New Deal has recently become a
touchstone for many progressive efforts, illustrated by Bernie Sanders’ embrace
of its aims and accomplishments and the popularity of calls for a Green New Deal.
What the New Deal can teach us about winning a Green New Deal: Part II—Movement building. Mronline.org (8-16-19)
The multifaceted crisis we face
today is significantly different from the crisis activists faced in the first
years of the Great Depression. But there is no question that, much like then,
we will need to build a powerful, mass-movement for change if we hope to
harness state power to advance a Green New Deal.
What the New Deal can teach us about winning a Green New Deal: Part III—the First New Deal. Mronline.org (August 29-19).
If we hope to win a Green New Deal we will have to build a movement that is not only powerful enough to push the federal government to take on new responsibilities with new capacities, but also has the political maturity required to appreciate the contested nature of state policy and the vision.
Introduced in House (07/09/2019). This concurrent resolution expresses the sense of Congress that global warming has resulted in a climate emergency .