SftP Statement on the Green New Deal

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Science for the People calls for a “People’s Green New Deal” to combat the climate crisis with widespread democratic input.

STEM workers/scientists/engineers: letter of support coming soon
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SftP Statement on the Green New Deal:

The call for a Green New Deal put forward by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez offers an opportunity to create transformative solutions to the interrelated crises of climate change, racism, xenophobia, and declining living standards.

Today, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a movement that can make this transformative vision a reality. We need you to sign up today to help us.

As the Green New Deal becomes part of the mainstream political discussion, there will be pressure to water it down, and to prioritize its most problematic elements over those that “require elected representatives to think outside of the normally accepted economic, social, industrial, and commercial parameters” (CJA).

The People’s Green New Deal campaign will fight to maintain the radical, popular promise at the heart of the GND proposal from Ocasio-Cortez and the Sunrise Movement and to strengthen the proposal through democratic input:

We promote solutions and struggles that educate, organize, mobilize, and directly empower working class people, Indigenous Peoples, historically oppressed communities, and migrants displaced by climate disaster, in their everyday lives.

We aim to collaborate with all of those who have developed the core ideas of the Green New Deal over the years and decades, particularly to ensure we understand the role of militarism in the climate crisis, and to fight for globally just solutions.

We stand with frontline communities demanding equitable solutions to the climate crisis, so that no member of our society will be forgotten or unjustly bear the costs of climate change.

We stand with trade unions demanding a Just Transition and the creation of millions of green jobs, so that all people may be able to support their families with dignity.

We call for a transformation of the economy which redistributes resources from those who led us into this crisis in the first place.

We will act to ensure the Green New Deal’s social, industrial, and economic transitions elevate the voices of workers, people of color, Indigenous Peoples, women, and migrants. We will lend our technical expertise to supporting solutions that are driven and controlled by these communities.

Addressing climate change is not only an urgent moral and ecological imperative. It is something that, if done right, can vastly improve the lives of millions, re-orient our society around values of solidarity, justice, and equality, and build a much more democratic world.

Join us today.

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List of signatories:

Jamie Bemis, Science for the People NYC

Conor Dempsey, Science for the People NYC
David Hofmann, Science for the People Atlanta, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Rebecca Orrison, Science for the People Albany,  State University of New York
Zach Zill, Science for the People NYC
Amber Keller, Habitat for Humanity, Atlanta, GA
Sheila Rosenthal, West Lafayette, IN
JoEllen McBride, PhD, Science for the People Magazine, Downingtown, PA
Danielle Powers, Science for the People NYC, New York, NY
Lisette Torres-Gerald, Science for the People – POC Caucus, Lincoln, NE
Julia Greenberg, Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Ben Allen, Federal contractor, Knoxville, TN
Edna Bonhomme, Max Planck for History of Science, Berlin, Germany
Corey Knox, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Betty Tisel, Minneapolis, MN
Harvey Partica, Lewisburg, PA
Chelsea McCracken, Dixie State University, St. George, UT
fern MacDougal, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Karen Saunders, Western Mass Science for the People, Brattleboro, VT
Zoya Vallari, Caltech, Pasadena, CA
Geraldine MacKinnon, Univ. Professor, Santiago, Chile
Zhe Yu Lee, University of Wisconsin-Madison , Madison, WI
Cruz Rodriguez, Janesville , WI
Christy Dolph, Science for the People – Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Andrew Butts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Amy Donahue, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Thea Riofrancos, DSA Ecosocialist Working Group/ Providence DSA, Providence, RI
Lauren Fleer, Philadelphia, PA
Daniel Parker, Jonesboro, AR
Rachel Meirs, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Brooklyn, NY
Eduardo Remes, Science for the People, Brooklyn, NY
Laura Peñaranda, Science for the People NYC, CUNY, New York, NY
Nicholas Hart, Seattle, WA
Sherry J Wolf, International Socialist Organization, Brooklyn, NY
Roxanne R. Young, Austin, TX
John Kerin, Los Angeles, CA
Amy Muldoon, Communication Workers of America, Astoria, NY
Arani Roy, University of Minnesota, Roseville, MN
Daniel Adkins, Arlington, Va
John McGrath, Labour Party, London, UK
Victoria DiMassa, Worcester, MA
Bill Fletcher Jr, former president, TransAfrica Forum, Mitchellville, MD
Matteo Farinella, Columbia University, New York, NY
Aparna Raghu , Lynn, MA
Erik Wallenberg, Science for the People, Minneapolis, MN
Vicky Cannon, Lone Star College , Spring, TX
Avik Herur-Raman, Macalester College YDSA, St. Paul, MN
Michael Pisaro , CalArts, Valencia , CA
Elaine Loeffler, Finland, MN
Brian Ward, International Socialist Organization, Madison , MN
Katherine L Bryant, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Nederland
Jared Story, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Jen Sauer, Knoxville, TN
Dante O’Hara, University of California- Riverside
Soren Hough, Science for the People Magazine, University of Cambridge
Lilian Smith, Brooklyn, NY
Dave Robinson, Denver DSA
Noah Weaverdyck, Science for the People Ann Arbor
Elizabeth Bissell, Putney, VT
Laura Beth Pelner, Washington DC
Simone Godwin, Science for the People Knoxville, University of Tennessee
Andrew Foltz-Morrison, Science for the People NYC
Jonathan Weil, Science for the People NYC
Maggie Baisley, Whispering Pines, NC
Jacob Herbers, University of Minnesota, MN
Helen Zhao, Columbia University, NY
Phil Gasper, Madison Area Technical College, WI
Chris Dols, Science for the People, NY
Christopher Baum, International Socialist Organization, NY
Eric Ruder, Better Off Red Podcast, NY
Ashley Theissen, International Socialist Organization, KY
Joan McKiernan, Bronx, NY
Devon Armstrong, Milwaukee, WI
Lee Wengraf, Author of Extracting Profit, NY
Arielle Lawson, Hunter College, NY
Chris Manley, International Socialist Organization, NY
Cami Q, New York, NY
Greg Morin, Rochester, NY
Rick Sprout, Green Party, NY
Justice Smith, North Seattle Progressives, WA
Miran Božičević, Science for the People, NY
Jean Hricik, McDonough, NY
Nantina Vgontzas, GSOC-UAW 2110, NY
Tim LaRock, Northeastern University, MA
Mel Bienenfeld, President of Westchester Community College Federation of Teachers, NY
Jon Isaac, International Socialist Organization – Madison, WI
Michael Gasser, Science for the People, Santa Cruz California
Ben Silver, New York NY
Ansley Hobbs, CUNY School of Public Health, Brooklyn New York
Lisa Duggan, New York University, New York NY
Jonathan Gottlieb, International Socialist Organization, New York NY
Stephen Fernandez, Rowan University, NJ
Jonathan Weil, New York, NY
Amanda Champion, New York, NY
Nikki Crook, Families for Climate Action, Brooklyn, NY
Hala Iqbal, New York University, NY
Nathalie Gilet, New York, NY
Aya Charafeddine, New York University, NY
Lia Soorenian, Columbia University, NY
Jared Willard, University of Minnesota, MN
Sheila Rosenthal, West Lafayette, IN
Colleen Baublitz, Columbia University, NY
Frank Rosenthal, Purdue University, IN
Maggie Lee, University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN
Justin C Burton, Emory University, GA
Bernhard Altaner, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Alyce Santoro, Rhode Island School of Art and Design, RI
Sam Anderson, National Black Education Agenda, NY
Anthony Levenda, Arizona State University, AZ
Emily Hoffman, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, TN
Ahmed Hafezi, New York University, NY
Shejla Pollozi, Lehman College, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, NY
Emma Harnisch, Science for the People – Western Massachusetts, MA
Arthur Borden-Heilman, Brooklyn, NY
Brian Ward, International Socialist Organization, WI
Daniel Casey Adkins, Democratic Socialists of America, VI
M. Elias Dueker, Bard College, NY
Zoe Grossman, Bright Power, NY
Zoe Kaufman, Brooklyn, NY
Rebecca Mason, University of San Francisco, CA
Andrea Guinn, Democratic Socialists of America, NY
Andrew McNamara, Bright Power, NY
Bill Bigelow, Rethinking Schools, OR
Pamela Parker, Parsons School of Design, NY
Connie Chow, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA
Ann Coleman, International Socialist Organization, CA
John Pengra, Graphic Communications Union I.B.T., CA
Bob Rashkin, San Benito, TX
Marta B Roser , Minneapolis, MN
Larry Romsted, Rutgers University, NJ
Chandler Davis, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Bill Onasch, Labor Party Advocates, Kansas City, MO
Isis Usborne, International Socialist Organization, CO
Brian Cady, Boston, MA
Sam Faulkner, Madison, WI
Joe Hermann, Cambridge, MA
Günther Rückl, Decatur, GA
Emily Glaser, Science for the People Managing Editor, Boston, MA
Steve Ongerth, Richmond, CA
Kevin Hengehold, Democratic Socialists of America, OH
Al Weinrub, Local Clean Energy Alliance, Oakland, CA
Shane James, Hyattsville, MD
Ricky Huang, Fresh Meadows, NY
Chris Moylan, NYIT, Centerport, NY
Gail Robson, Columbia University, NY
Fred Murphy, NYC DSA Ecosocialist Working Group, NY
Lauren E DiCesare, The Carter Center, Atlanta, GA
Dean Marshall, Benton, PA
Isabelle Bartter, Rochester, NY
Julian Guerrero, NY
Gabriel Reichler, Sunrise NYC; The High School for Mathematics, Science and Engineering (HSMSE), NYC
Brian Cady, Green-Rainbow Party, Roxbury, MA
Karry Muzzey, Boston Democratic Socialists of America, Boston, MA
Lupita, MFJ, Woodside, NY
Jon S, Brooklyn, NY
Jamie Tyberg, New York Communities for Change, Brooklyn, NY
Sam Bellary, NYC
Carmela Wilkins, Brooklyn, NY
Georgia Wright, Brown University, Jamestown, RI
Mary Franklin, DxE Direct Action Everywhere, NYC
Earth Mum, WBAI FM Radio, NYC
Walter Hutcheson, Sprout Up NYC, Brooklyn, NY
Dee Knight, NYC Democratic Socialists, Bronx, NY
Linda Kerth, Ph.D. (ret.), Retired Clinical Therapist, Maple Falls, WA
Paul Fleckenstein, Energy Co-op of Vermont, Burlington VT
Animae, Gainseville, FL
Sarah, Suwannee St. John’s Sierra Club, High Springs, FL