Road to the Green New Deal tour
The Road to a Green New Deal Tour, a star-studded 9-city tour across the US talking about climate change and good jobs, is coming to Des Moines, IA on Monday, April 22, 2019.
At this event, hundreds of attendees will be treated to a multimedia experience and an emotional journey through the pain of the climate crisis and pollution to the hope of the Green New Deal. The stop in Des Moines will highlight, among other issues, how a better farm and food system can address climate change. The tour will also include over 200 town hall events in churches, classrooms, and union halls across the country.
Speakers for the Des Moines, IA tour stop include:
- Leading climate luminaries Bill McKibben & Naomi Klein live by video;
- Rural community leaders Kim Stephens from Nevada, IA & Nick Schutt from Alden, IA;
- Native & Indigenous leaders Lakasha Yooxot Likipt, Touches Lightning – an enrolled Cayuse member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation & Trisha Etringer, Cax-Sep-Gu-Wiga, Eagle-That-Returns – of the Ho-Chunk Nation;
- Youth leaders Hannah Dorf from Grinnell College & Shantal Hernandez from Ankeny High School; and
- Executive Director of the Sunrise Movement Varshini Prakash.
On Monday April 22nd, hundreds of Iowans will gather in Des Moines to listen to stories of loss to climate change and hope that can be found in the Green New Deal. The truth is that most Americans want changes such as clean air and water, jobs in renewable energy, and preparing our infrastructure for the changing planet. As part of a greater American tour, this event in Des Moines will inspire and equip attendees to truly be the change that is necessary to move the Green New Deal forward.
WHAT: A multimedia event featuring political and community leaders discussing the promise of the Green New Deal for Iowa and the Heartland
WHEN: Monday, April 22nd at program at 7:00 pm CT, doors at 6:15 pm
WHERE: Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave. Des Moines, IA 50311. Tickets are $5 and available at sunrisemovement.org/tour.
WHO: This event is organized by Sunrise Movement and Iowa CCI. We expect hundreds of Iowans to attend to learn more about the Green New Deal and get the tools and resources they need to pressure their policymakers to get behind it.
WHY: In 2018, young people put the Green New Deal on the national agenda and permanently changed the conversation on climate policy in this country. The movement backing the Green New Deal has exploded since. The proposal has the backing of 91 members of the House, 13 Senators, as well as the support of 14 of 19 of the declared 2020 presidential candidates. A recent poll from Business Insider showed 66% of Americans say that each and every component of the plan was somewhat, very, or extremely important. And in Iowa,polling shows 91% of caucus-goers support the Green New Deal.
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