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Sophie Zaken and Eva Dils (AAE intern) discuss the Green New Deal with Marcela Mulholland of Sunrise Movement.
Later in the show, Logan Burke and Sophie talk about energy efficiency and community solar in New Orleans.
About the Green New Deal
"Energized Democrats are learning from their activist base that a sustainable and just environmental plan is not only good policy, it’s good politics."- Why the Best New Deal Is a Green New Deal By Greg Carlock and Sean McElwee
“'We’ve seen that carbon taxes are not winning elections, and they’re not winning at the ballot,' says Evan Weber, Sunrise Movement political director and a 2017 Grist 50 honoree. 'A Green New Deal can be the biggest economic opportunity this country has ever seen and an opportunity to eliminate poverty here in the United States.' But what actual policies do the Sunrise Movement and its allies suggest in order to achieve a green and poverty-free America?"- Is the Green New Deal the only way forward? By Zoya Teirstein
Get all the facts and breakdowns at Data for Progress
Sign the petition to add your voice and demand a #GreenNewDeal: bit.ly/dems-need-a-climate-plan
About Sunrise Movement
"Sunrise is a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.
We're building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.
We are ordinary young people who are scared about what the climate crisis means for the people and places we love. We are gathering in classrooms, living rooms, and worship halls across the country. Everyone has a role to play. Public opinion is already with us - if we unite by the millions we can turn this into political power and reclaim our democracy.
We are not looking to the right or left. We look forward. Together, we will change this country and this world, sure as the sun rises each morning."
Also find Sunrise Movement on Facebook and Twitter
More about Georgetown, TX
Air Date: December 11, 2018
Logan A. Burke & Sophie Zaken