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The job on climate is not done —

GNDN is on tour to demand a full scale Green New Deal.

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 Boston, MA with a growing list of climate, racial justice, and organized labor activists— come rally with us for local Green New Deal demands, and federal action from President Biden.

Climate groups launch national tour for Green New Deal

Exclusive: Multi-state tour, launching in Michigan on Sunday, aims to pressure Biden on climate action before 2024 election

A National Tour Calling for a Reborn and Ramped Up Green New Deal Lands in Pittsburgh

At stops across the country, environmental groups are joining local activists and politicians pushing for investments in union climate jobs to boost communities suffering from decades of environmental injustice.

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:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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

Why the Chicago Teachers Union has been advocating for the Green New Deal for Public Schools

Where We’ve Been:

Tour Highlight: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

About the Stop:

Rep. Summer Lee speaks at the Pittsburgh stop of the GND for the People tour

At the latest stop on the GND Tour under the tent at Schenley Plaza, Congresswoman Summer Lee reminded a crowd of just how essential it is to speak truth to power and keep fighting for the change we know our communities need. Organizers and leaders across the city emphasized how Environmental Justice communities that disproportionately endure toxic pollutants are experiencing the climate crisis as a health crisis today.

Polluted air and water, extreme weather,  and inadequate support from all levels of government cause residents of EJ communities to suffer significantly higher rates of asthma, cancer, maternal mortality, and heart disease.

Event organizers included: The Breathe Projects, Women for a Healthy Environment, Food and Water Watch, Pennsylvania United, Upstream Pittsburgh, Sunrise Movement, IPPA Food, Forestry, Arts and Culture, Fractracker Alliance, PSR Pennsylvania, Pittsburghers for Public Transit, One PA, and Green New Deal Network.

Speakers calling for a bold Green New Deal included: Chief Pomaj-chakmam-yajalaji of Grand Ynga of The Onkwehonwe Nation, Representative Summer Lee, Sara Innamorato, Vannesa Lynch, and Michelle Boyle and Natalia Rodriguez of SEIU and Healthcare Pennsylvania.

Policy Fact Sheet: Winning a Green New Deal in Pennsylvania

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.

THE DETROIT NEWS: Elected officials, activists rally for Green New Deal in Dearborn

Tour Highlight: 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.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Green New Deal Advocates Rouse Supporters in Little Village gathering as they call for federal funding