The second Democratic debate tonight and tomorrow night, which is being held in Detroit, offers CNN an opportunity to ask some environment/climate questions that are particularly of interest due to the local audience who are drawn from a “frontline community” as conceived of in the Green New Deal that has been endorsed by several candidates.Continue Reading 476 words
- climate justice
- communities of color
- Environmental Justice
- low income
- Sunrise Movement
Earlier this week, I (Monica) attended the Sunrise Movement rally in DC, which most people think of as a movement of young people demanding immediate and drastic action on climate change. But listening to the leaders of the movement, who are much more diverse than the traditional “green” groups, one thing was abundantly clear — […]Continue Reading 1025 words
The Sunrise Movement held its biggest and highest profile event yet on its Green New Deal (GND) tour, packing the house at Howard University in Washington, with appearances by its high profile backers Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Senator Ed Markey, the original cosponsors of the GND, and Senator Bernie Sanders. Fossil fuel companies and “conservatives in both parties who favor a middle ground” were proclaimed the enemies of the movement by speaker after speaker.Continue Reading 574 words
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We worried that the Green New Deal might be like other environmental proposals — they make the news once or twice and then vanish. But the Green New Deal (GND) remains on the front pages and a topic of conversation that is getting attention widely and beyond the liberal elites.Continue Reading 522 words