Thanks for attending the Iowa CCI / Sunrise Green New Deal Tour Stop in Des Moines on April 24, 2019.
But the action doesn’t stop here, we’re just getting started! Here are
to do in the next 3 days…
Call/Email your US Congresspeople and tell them to support the Green New Deal! None of our Senators or Representatives have signed on to support this resolution to take concrete action on climate chaos.
Call your State Rep. and tell them to VOTE NO on SF 583 – the bill to gut Net Metering in Iowa: 515-281-3221 (House Switchboard)
to do in the next 3 weeks…
If you live in Des Moines, contact the city council and tell them to support a climate action plan.
Attend the May 3 Climate Strike led by young people at the Iowa Capitol. 10am-1pm @ Iowa State Capitol, Des Moines.
Here’s the deal. The Green New Deal that introduced in Congress this month was only a resolution. It is not a full bill with detailed policies.
That’s the beautiful part. This resolution is a starting point. And that’s why we’re so excited about it.
This is our chance to fight for the climate solutions we need to save the planet and save our communities.
Like all things with the potential to undermine corporate power, Republicans – and even some Democrats – are spreading misinformation to derail one of the most incredible organizing opportunities we’ve seen in our lifetime.
This package is a chance to push for climate solutions we need – for us, our kids and our grandkids. Naomi Klein has a great new piece out in The Intercept called “The Battle Lines Have Been Drawn in the Green New Deal“. It’s about the GND, its relationship to the New Deal, and why we need to use it to grow the power of our movements, now.
The article recalls that back in October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a landmark reportinforming us that global emissions need to be slashed in half in less than 12 years, or the planet faces dire consequences.
That is why we have to start organizing now. Our current president is a climate change denier, but we may have a new administration ready to jump into action in January 2021.
If so, meeting the IPCC’s targets may be technically possible, but will be extraordinarily difficult.Losing another four years to a Republican or a corporate Democrat and starting to act on climate in 2026 would simply be a joke.
That’s why it is so urgent to use the Green New Deal framework as a potent tool with the power to unite and dramatically expand movements.
But in Iowa, none of our members of Congress have spoken out in support of the Green New Deal (and Joni Ernst is in deep denialabout climate change’s coming impact on our state.)
We’ve got to start organizing. Today we’re asking you to join the growing call – from the youth to the grandparents – demanding our elected officials support the Green New Deal resolution.