This is a big deal — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey just took the first step towards a Green New Deal, one that presents the opportunity for bold and concrete legislation on climate change, jobs, racial justice, and economic justice.
It’s become abundantly apparent that we can’t wait any longer to take bold action on climate change. From runaway wildfires, to killer storms, to stark government reports, the dire consequences of inaction around climate are clear. We have to act now.
This is a chance to create serious, concrete legislation that moves quickly to deeply reduce carbon emissions, create millions of good union jobs, and strengthen those communities facing the worst effects of the climate crisis.
It will take time to get it right, but we can only get it right if we move forward, and move forward together. Stand up for climate, jobs, and justice and tell your members of Congress, from every party and every state, to get behind this effort to solve the greatest crisis of our generation.