The job on climate is not done.
GNDN is on tour to demand more.
President Biden and Congress need to step up — the job on climate is not yet done, and we need federal investments for a full scale Green New Deal now. Ahead of a crucial election, we are going on tour with elected GND champions and community leaders to demand continued action on climate, care, jobs, and justice at all levels of government.
Catch our next stop:
The Green New Deal Tour is headed to Pittsburgh this spring — come rally with us for local Green New Deal demands, and federal action from President Biden.
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We’re reigniting the demand for a Green New Deal.
The federal climate and infrastructure investments of the last three years demonstrate what’s possible when regular people demand bold investments, and turn out to elect and support progressive champions.
That’s why we’re calling on President Biden and Congress to commit to passing a full scale Green New Deal that includes:
- A slate of legislation that will go beyond the Inflation Reduction Act and the other Democratic investments of the last two years to make the investment we truly need — $1 trillion in climate, care, education, labor, and social policy every year between now and 2030
- Equity, climate, and jobs standards in every single federal investment, creating guardrails to ensure that the government is creating union jobs and working for the people instead of wealthy fossil fuel corporations
- Federal executive actions such as President Biden declaring a climate emergency to halt all new fossil fuel development and redirect military spending towards combating the climate crisis
Tour Highlight: Dearborn, Michigan
About the Stop:
The Green New Deal for the People Tour kicked off in Dearborn where Michigan environmental activists, labor activists, and community members filled the UAW Local 600 hall on a Sunday afternoon in October 2023 with chants for a Green New Deal.
Event organizers included: the Michigan Alliance For Justice In Climate, MI Climate Action Network, Michigan United, Young Democrats of Michigan, The Rent Is Too Damn High – Michigan.
Speakers and attendees calling for bold investments for our collective Green New Deal vision included US Reps. Delia Ramirez and Jesús “Chuy” García, State Rep. Edgar González Jr., Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner, Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda, Chicago Chief Sustainability Officer Angela Tovar, soon-to-be director of the newly funded Department of Environment, Commissioner Anthony Quezada, Ayesha Qazi-Lampert of Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) , Lexi Henderson representing Sunrise Chicago, Kendrick Hall from People for Community Recovery, and Kennedy Bartley of United Working Families. Speakers discussed grassroots campaigns, labor fights, and environmental racism as part of their calls for a Green New Deal for Illinois and nationwide.
Tour Highlights: Chicago, Illinois
About the Stop:
Our second tour stop in Chicago united environmental and labor activists alongside community members at Little Village Lawndale High School. With resounding chants, we rallied for a renewed call for a Green New Deal—the comprehensive suite of policies addressing climate, economic, and racial injustices. A preceding community art build made way for impactful protest signs with a beautiful performance by Grupo de Baile CICA’s to open the event why community members endorsed petitions and letters in support of progressive climate and social justice initiatives in Illinois.
Event organizers included: GNDN, Grassroots Collaborative, IL Green New Deal, Chicago Teachers Union, Gen-Z for Change and Sunrise Chicago.
Speakers and attendees calling for bold investments for our collective Green New Deal vision included US Reps. Delia Ramirez and Jesús “Chuy” García, State Rep. Edgar González Jr., Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner, Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda, Chicago Chief Sustainability Officer Angela Tovar, soon-to-be director of the newly funded Department of Environment, Commissioner Anthony Quezada, Ayesha Qazi-Lampert of Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) , Lexi Henderson representing Sunrise Chicago, Kendrick Hall from People for Community Recovery, Kennedy Bartley of United Working Families, and Jung Yoon, Campaign Director of Grassroots Collaborative.