The Green New Deal

Climate change requires action at a scale we’ve rarely seen before in history. To date, U.S. politicians have failed miserably at implementing that kind of action. But we have an exciting opportunity now, with progressive Democrats proposing a process to create a “Green New Deal” – a massive investment towards a more sustainable and equitable economy.

Use the form below to send an email to your Representative and to Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the House Democratic caucus, asking them to support Representative-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s draft resolution to create a Select Committee that would be tasked with creating a Plan for a Green New Deal.

(Note: at the moment, this email is not relevant to Republican members of Congress. If you have a Republican Representative, your email will only be sent to Rep. Pelosi.)

Email to Member of Congress about a Green New Deal

Dear Rep. [LastName],

I am writing to urge you to endorse the draft resolution from Representative-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that would establish a Select Committee For a Green New Deal.

Climate change is one of the greatest global challenges we have ever faced, and we’re feeling its impacts even now – the terrible wildfires in California are just the latest example. Last month, in a major report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world’s climate scientists warned us that we could have as little as 12 years left to transform our economies to avoid unthinkably catastrophic effects of climate change.

The proposal for a Green New Deal is, at last, a solution that matches the scale of the climate change challenge. Further, the proposal recognizes that environmental, economic and social problems are interlinked and must be addressed together. I support incoming Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal to create a Select Committee that would be tasked with completing a Plan for a Green New Deal – a plan that can form the basis of an ambitious Democratic vision for climate action and a more just and sustainable economy. I urge you to do the same.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]


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