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    A Call for the Food Movement to Rally Behind the Green New Deal

    A Call for the Food Movement to Rally Behind the Green New Deal

    By Ronnie Cummins “The Green New Deal we are proposing will be similar in scale to the mobilization efforts seen in World War II or the Marshall Plan … Half measures will not work … The time for slow and incremental efforts has long past [sic].” – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, then-candidate for the U.S. House of […]

    Are Democratic Party Leaders Shying Away From a Green New Deal?

    Are Democratic Party Leaders Shying Away From a Green New Deal?

    Congressional Democratic leaders have tapped Florida Representative Kathy Castor to chair a renewed climate change committee, the congresswoman confirmed to E&E News Thursday, dampening the hopes of activists and progressive Democrats that the committee would focus on drafting a Green New Deal to provide jobs while transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy in 10 years. […]

    1,000+ Youth Activists Storm Capitol to Demand Green New Deal

    1,000+ Youth Activists Storm Capitol to Demand Green New Deal

    More than 1,000 climate activists with the youth-led Sunrise Movement stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington and participated in sit-ins at Democratic leaders’ offices on Monday. The protesters demanded Reps. Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and Jim McGovern support Rep-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal of a “select committee” for a Green New Deal before the winter recess. […]

    Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Proposal Now Backed by 15 House Democrats

    Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Proposal Now Backed by 15 House Democrats

    Calls for a Green New Deal are gaining traction in the two short weeks after the young climate activists of the Sunrise Movement and Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stormed Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Capitol Hill office. Fifteen members of Congress have now backed Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal to establish a “select committee” in the House of Representatives […]

    1,200+ U.S. Officials and Candidates Have Rejected Fossil Fuel Cash

    1,200+ U.S. Officials and Candidates Have Rejected Fossil Fuel Cash

    With record-breaking hurricanes, furious wildfires and an ominous report from the United Nations that forecasts catastrophic climate change, it’s more important than ever to vote for leaders who are defenders of the environment. Thankfully, we have candidates running for all levels of government who will take a stand on these critical issues and are promising […]

    Midterm Primaries: Clean Energy Advocates Secure Nominations

    Midterm Primaries: Clean Energy Advocates Secure Nominations

    With the Democratic National Committee‘s sudden reversal on fossil fuel contributions last week, environmental advocates were relieved to see a number of climate champions emerge from Tuesday’s midterm primaries. A number of high-profile winners even signed the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge—an initiative of the young climate activist group Sunrise Movement—which demands politicians and their […]

    Climate Activists Turn Up the Heat on NY Gov. Cuomo With Sit-In

    Climate Activists Turn Up the Heat on NY Gov. Cuomo With Sit-In

    By Andrea Germanos Dozens of young New Yorkers on Wednesday are occupying the Manhattan office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo to demand he reject fossil fuel money. “We’re here fighting for the people that we love and the places we call home,” said one of the activists with the Sunrise Movement, the youth-led group behind the […]