Stories tagged "Green New Deal"

June 12, 2019

SEIU Comes out to Support Green New Deal, Will Other Unions Follow?

Late last week the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), a labor union representing almost 1.9 million workers, passed a resolution in support of the Green New Deal. This is significant because SEIU is the first national union to officially endorse the draft...

May 23, 2019

The Chorus of Support for Climate Debate Grows

So far, Governor Inslee and Senators Warren and Sanders have said they would support a Democratic Presidential debate dedicated solely to the subject of climate change.  Yesterday, three prominent Democratic Senators (Schatz, Whitehouse, and Heinrich) joined the...

May 22, 2019

The Green New Deal Gets Some Infrastructure

Yesterday, the outline of the Green New Deal (GND) was filled in a bit more when Senator Ed Markey, the lead GND sponsor in the Senate, released an infrastructure white paper for a “green and climate-friendly infrastructure legislative package” because...

May 14, 2019

Getting coal country on board with the Green New Deal

The Sunrise Movement’s Road to a Green New Deal tour stopped today in D.C. (you can read more coverage above) yet last Saturday their event in Frankfort, KY may have been one of the most important stops as it was a litmus test for how progressives might garner...


AOC Headlines Sold Out Sunrise Movement GND Rally In DC

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...

May 6, 2019

Tyson Foods Recalls 12 Million Pounds of Contaminated Chicken

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) ordered Tyson Foods to recall nearly 12 million pounds of frozen chicken strips because they may be contaminated with pieces of metal. There were six incidences of consumer complaints of metal in the chicken, three of which...

April 30, 2019

Los Angeles Mayor Pledges Green New Deal for the City

It was Green Day in California on Monday because, in addition to Beto O’Roarke’s climate policy rollout, the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, announced a Green New Deal for Los Angeles — a bold plan to deal with carbon emissions in the city, with...

April 29, 2019

Beto Elevates Climate Change To Center Stage for Dems

Heading into Yosemite National Park to talk about our historic climate action plan. Follow along throughout the day and read the plan at https://t.co/T41DaUruQ1 pic.twitter.com/S7RSUVblfu — Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) April 29, 2019 Climate change has...

April 28, 2019

Spain Says Sí to Green New Deal

Spain held Parliamentary elections yesterday, and though no party won a majority, the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, or PSOE, and current Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will win the largest percentage of the vote running on a progressive platform, of which an...

April 22, 2019

Earth Day Deja Vu

Today is Earth Day and the specter of pollution and decayed infrastructure in our country, made worse by years of government neglect while spending on a war that has dragged on for years, may seem like problems that are unique to our time.  But on the original Earth...