The ‘Green New Deal’ Out West

Launched last week by New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the “Green New Deal” appears to pick up where President Franklin Roosevelt left off with his “Second Bill of Rights” announced in his 1944 State of the Union Address1. More manifesto than mandate, the Green New Deal seeks to be a lens through which legislators’ accountability would will be measured. Initiatives range from a 10-year transition to a 100% clean energy economy, infrastructure investments, guaranteed employment, debt free college, health care, and advancement of social justice and financial equity. Read more

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