Coalition leaders and friends,

Can you believe it was just five years ago this month, that climate activist and bold Congress members launched the first FGND resolution? This month, we join the national celebration of its’s renewal with a call for five more years of progress.

Read Senator Markey’s FGND new report here: Five Years in a Green New Deal World – 02.06.24.pdf (senate.gov)

Watch the press conference here: Five Year Anniversary of the Green New Deal – YouTube

The support for intersectional, Green New Deal-style legislation continues to grow in Congress. Innovative bills to create good-paying jobs, address historic injustice, and address the climate crisis have been introduced for sectors throughout the economy, including health care (the Green New Deal for Health), housing (the Green New Deal for Public Housing), schools (the Green New Deal for Public Housing), workforce development (the Civilian Climate Corps for Jobs and Justice Act), agriculture (the Farm System Reform Act), addressing fossil fuels (the End Polluter Welfare Act), and labor (the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act).

So this year, let’s keep writing, calling, and meeting with our Senators, Congress members,  and their staffs to support and fight for these bills. We can also try new ways, with new folks to join us. While we keep the pressure on our electeds, let’s try new different tactics to get their attention and action. For example, if our Senators refuse to commit and speak out to declare a climate emergency, stop fossil fuels, and regenerate our food system, we else can we do?

Additional details about FGND:

Markey and Ocasio-Cortez Reintroduce Green New Deal Resolution (senate.gov)

Green New Deal Network Director Kaniela Ing told reporters Thursday that the IRA “was the Green New Deal, phase one.” Bipartisan Labor Leaders Introduce Bill to Protect Workers’ Right to Organize | Congressman Bobby Scott (house.gov) “The Green New Deal is a 10-year project,” he added. “Phase two is about to begin.” “The core tenets of the Green New Deal four years ago were considered unrealistic,” Ocasio-Cortez said, adding that they have now been enacted. “Today’s reintroduction marks the beginning of that process — of strengthening and broadening our coalition and of laying the policy groundwork for the next fight,” she said. Democrats reintroduce Green New Deal with new goals – Washington Examiner

The support for intersectional, Green New Deal-style legislation continues to grow in Congress. Innovative bills to create good-paying jobs, address historic injustice, and address the climate crisis have been introduced for sectors throughout the economy, including:

  1. Green New Deal for Health, Markey, Khanna Announce Green New Deal for Health to Tackle Intersecting Climate and Public Health Crises (senate.gov)
  1. Green New Deal for Public Housing, NEWS: Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Rollout Green New Deal for Public Housing Act » Senator Bernie Sanders (senate.gov)
  1. Public schools (the Green New Deal for Public ), Sen. Markey, Rep. Bowman Unveil Green New Deal for Public Schools (senate.gov)
  1. Workforce development the Civilian Climate Corps for Jobs and Justice Act
  1. Agriculture:  Farm System Reform Act,
  1. No more fossil fuels:  End Polluter Welfare Act
  1. Green New Deal for Labor:  Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act Bipartisan Labor Leaders Introduce Bill to Protect Workers’ Right to Organize | Congressman Bobby Scott (house.gov)

 Microsoft Word – PRO Act Fact Sheet 2023_Final (senate.gov) from Senator Murray

Democrats reintroduce Green New Deal with new goals – Washington Examiner

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