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Invite You to a Roundtable Discussion
What Exactly Is the Green New Deal?
Thursday, March 21, 8:30 pm, Merchant Pub
The Green New Deal is an ambitious, risky, possibly brilliant, and definitely controversial plan to slow climate change via a broad, progressive economic stimulus package for the USA.
Introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it calls for a 10-year mobilization to make the US carbon neutral. Some call it the litmus test for 2020 Democrats. Republicans say it’s a socialist plot for taking away your cars, your cows, and your ice cream.
Let’s find out what the fuss is all about.
SPEAKERS & TOPICS
Karen McCann: Moderator
Kathy Sherritts: Overview & Purpose
The Green New Deal proposes massive mobilization and sweeping changes to meet ambitious goals. What are those goals and how does the resolution address them?
Steve McCann: Carbon Emissions
The Green New Deal calls for net-zero carbon emissions in the US within 10 years and globally by 2050. How feasible is this?
Lynnette McCurdy: Private Transportation
What are the alternatives to gas-powered private vehicles, what current legislative efforts address the issue, and what are the biggest challenges?
Natalie Snow Purinton: Support from Youth Movements
Climate change disproportionally affects "frontline and vulnerable communities" including young people. What are youth movements doing to fight for their future?
James Mangan: Labor
The GND is supportive of labor; how likely is labor to support the Green New Deal?
Richard McCann: Health Care
What are the various plans that could be used to achieve health care coverage for all Americans?
Donald Reid: Social Policy & Planning
The Green New Deal’s proposed ten-year mobilization would entail enormous social upheaval. What effects would that likely have on individuals and communities?
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Text of House Resolution 109: The Green New Deal, Congressional Record
Rhiana Gunn-Wright, an architect of Green New Deal, explains why it has to be so ambitious, Pod Save America
“Our House Is On Fire … I Want You to Panic,” TED Talk by teen activist Greta Thunberg
The Good News About a Green New Deal, New Yorker
Costa Rica’s Green New Deal, The New York Times
1.4 Million Students in 123 Countries Strike to Save Climate, Vox
Nine Key Questions About the Green New Deal, NY Times
Green New Deal is Feasible and Affordable, CNN
Conservatives Slam AOC’s Green New Deal, The Daily Show
Does the Green New Deal Require Men to Recycle Their Urine for Coffee? Snopes Fact Check (Spoiler alert: no it doesn’t. That rumor was started by a right-wing conspiracy theorist.)