Movement

Green New Deal (GND)

The Green New Deal (GND) refers to a U.S. House of Representatives resolution and various legislative proposals supported by radical environmentalist groups.

While details of the “Deal” are unclear and frequently change, an attempt to estimate the cost of the plan that critics call a “radical, top-down, socialist makeover of the entire U.S. economy”[1] found it could cost upwards of $90 trillion over a ten-year federal budget window if enacted.[2]

The Green New Deal Coalition, sponsored by Sunrise Movement, is a coalition campaign advocating for the Green New Deal legislation introduced by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey in the 116th Congress.

Criticism

The Green New Deal has been widely criticized by people on both the Left and the Right for being too “broad” in its scope and focus. [3]

Not an Environmental Proposal

In 2019, the chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Saikat Chakrabarti, told Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) that the legislative package is designed to completely revamp the entire U.S. economy. During an informal meeting between the two major climate change proponents, Chakrabarti stated that political supporters of the deal “really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy” plan behind closed doors. This is in contrast to claims that the legislation is designed to address “existential“ threat posed by climate change. [4]

References

  1. McConnell, Mitch. Twitter Post. March 25, 2019, 5:18 P.M. Accessed March 29, 2019. https://twitter.com/senatemajldr/status/1110289975386492929 ^
  2. Holtz-Eakin, Douglas, Dan Bosch, Ben Gitis, Dan Goldbeck, and Philip Rossetti. “The Green New Deal: Scope, Scale, and Implications.” American Action Forum. February 25, 2019. Accessed April 24, 2019. https://www.americanactionforum.org/research/the-green-new-deal-scope-scale-and-implications/. ^
  3. Croucher, Shane. “Nancy Pelosi Pours Cold Water On Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.” Accessed July 12, 2019. https://www.newsweek.com/nancy-pelosi-ocasio-cortez-green-new-deal-broad-1347079. ^
  4. “AOC’s Chief of Change.” Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/magazine/wp/2019/07/10/feature/how-saikat-chakrabarti-became-aocs-chief-of-change/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.bf826bedb3f8. ^

Supporting Organizations

  1. 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East (UHE)
  2. 198 Methods
  3. 32BJ SEIU
  4. 350 Bay Area
  5. 350 Brooklyn
  6. 350 Cape Cod
  7. 350 Chicago
  8. 350 Colorado
  9. 350 Connecticut
  10. 350 Eastside
  11. 350 Eugene
  12. 350 Everett
  13. 350 Fairfax
  14. 350 Kishwaukee
  15. 350 Loudoun
  16. 350 Mass for a Better Future
  17. 350 Mass Metro North
  18. 350 Milwaukee
  19. 350 Montgomery County
  20. 350 NYC
  21. 350.org
  22. 350 PDX
  23. 350 Philadelphia
  24. 350 Plattsburgh
  25. 350 Sacramento
  26. 350 Silicon Valley
  27. 350 Sonoma
  28. 350 Spokane
  29. 350 Tacoma
  30. 350 Triangle
  31. 350 Ventura County Climate Hub
  32. Acoustic Ecology Institute
  33. ActionAid USA
  34. Adorers of the Blood of Christ
  35. Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise
  36. Allamakee County Protectors
  37. Alliance for Climate Education
  38. Alliance For The Wild Rockies
  39. Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
  40. Amazon Watch
  41. American Sustainable Business Council
  42. Animals Are Sentient Beings, Inc.
  43. Anthropocene Alliance
  44. Arise for Social Justice
  45. Athens County (OH) Fracking Action Network
  46. Athens for Everyone
  47. Avaaz Foundation
  48. Aytzim: Ecological Judaism
  49. Backbone Campaign
  50. Be the Change
  51. Bergen Save The Watershed Action Network (SWAN)
  52. Berks Gas Truth
  53. Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT)
  54. Beyond Extreme Energy
  55. Big Reuse
  56. Black Swamp Creek Land Trust Inc.
  57. Blue Frontier Campaign
  58. Bold Alliance
  59. Bold Iowa
  60. Bridgerland Audubon Society
  61. Buckeye Environmental Network
  62. Bus for Progress
  63. Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast
  64. California Environmental Justice Coalition
  65. Californians for Western Wilderness (CalUWild)
  66. Call to Action Colorado
  67. Campaign for America’s Future
  68. Carbon Tax Center (CTC)
  69. Care About Climate
  70. Cascadia Wildlands
  71. Catskill Mountainkeeper
  72. Center for a Sustainable Coast
  73. Center for Biological Diversity (CBD)
  74. Center for Emergent Diplomacy
  75. Center for Environmentally Recycled Building Alternatives (CERBAT)
  76. Center for International Environmental Law
  77. Center for Popular Democracy (CPD)
  78. Center for Story-based Strategy
  79. Center for Sustainable Economy
  80. Central California Asthma Collaborative
  81. Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War
  82. Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN)
  83. Christians For The Mountains
  84. Citizens’ Climate Lobby – Cache Valley
  85. Citizens Coal Council
  86. Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community
  87. Citizens’ Committee for Flood Relief
  88. Citizens’ Environmental Coalition
  89. Citizens For Responsible Oil and Gas (CFROG)
  90. Clean Coast
  91. Clean Energy Action
  92. Climate Defense Project
  93. Climate Hawks Vote
  94. Climate Justice Alliance (CJA)
  95. ClimateMama
  96. Code Pink (CODEPINK)
  97. Collaborative Center For Justice
  98. Communities for a Better Environment
  99. Community Alliance for Global Justice
  100. Community Ecology Institute
  101. Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice
  102. Conservation Congress
  103. Consumer Watchdog
  104. Cook Inletkeeper
  105. Corporate Ethics International
  106. Corvallis Interfaith Climate Justice Discussion
  107. Courage Campaign
  108. CREDO Victory Fund (CREDO Action)
  109. Damascus Citizens for Sustainability
  110. Delaware Riverkeeper Network
  111. Demos
  112. Dogwood Alliance
  113. Don’t Waste Arizona
  114. Green for All
  115. Earth Day Network
  116. Earth Ethics, Inc.
  117. Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light
  118. Earthworks
  119. EcoEquity
  120. Elders Action Network
  121. Elders Climate Action
  122. Emerald Coastkeeper, Inc
  123. Endangered Habitats League
  124. Endangered Species Coalition
  125. Environmental Health Trust
  126. Environmental Protection Information Center
  127. Evergreen Islands
  128. Family Farm Defenders
  129. Farmworker Association of Florida
  130. Fearless Fund
  131. Food and Water Watch (FWW)
  132. For Love of Water (FLOW)
  133. For The Generations
  134. Frack Free Four Corners
  135. Franciscan Action Network
  136. Friends of Merrymeeting Bay
  137. Friends of the Bitterroot
  138. Fund for Wild Nature
  139. Gas Free Seneca
  140. Genesis Farm
  141. Georgia WAND Education Fund
  142. Geos Institute
  143. Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
  144. Good Jobs Nation
  145. Good Work Institute
  146. Grandmothers Act to Save the Planet (GASP)
  147. Great Old Broads for Wilderness
  148. Greater Hells Canyon Council
  149. Green America
  150. Green Education and Legal Fund
  151. Green Map System Inc
  152. Green Neighbors DC
  153. Green Newton
  154. GreenAction for Health and Environmental Justice
  155. Greenbelt Climate Action Network
  156. GreenLatinos
  157. GRID Alternatives
  158. Hackensack Riverkeeper
  159. Hands Across the Sand
  160. Harford County Climate Action
  161. Hawaii Institute For Human Rights
  162. HealthyPlanet
  163. Heirs To Our Oceans
  164. Higher Ground
  165. Hip Hop Caucus
  166. Hollywood NOW
  167. Howling For Wolves
  168. Hunger Action Los Angeles
  169. Idaho Rivers United
  170. Indigenous Environmental Network
  171. Information Network for Responsible Mining
  172. Inspiration of Sedona
  173. Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
  174. Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development
  175. Institute for Policy Studies
  176. Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
  177. Iroquois Studies Association
  178. Jesus People Against Pollution
  179. Jewish Climate Action Network
  180. Justice Democrats
  181. Kentucky Heartwood
  182. Kentucky Interfaith Power & Light
  183. Kitsap Environmental Coalition
  184. Klamath Forest Alliance
  185. Labor Network for Sustainability
  186. Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State
  187. League of Conservation Voters (LCV)
  188. Long Island Progressive Coalition
  189. Los Alamos Study Group
  190. Marcellus Outreach Butler
  191. Mattawoman Watershed Society
  192. Milwaukee Riverkeeper
  193. Mission Blue
  194. Mothers Out Front
  195. MoveOn Civic Action (MoveOn.org)
  196. National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA)
  197. NC WARN
  198. New Energy Economy
  199. New Hampshire Audubon
  200. New York Communities for Change (NYCC)
  201. New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG)
  202. NextGen America
  203. North American Climate, Conservation and Environment (NACCE)
  204. Northern Jaguar Project
  205. Northjersey Pipeline Walkers
  206. Nuclear Information and Resource Service
  207. NY 4 WHALES
  208. NY Buddhist Climate Action Network
  209. NYC H2O
  210. Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
  211. Oil Change USA
  212. Olympic Climate Action
  213. Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
  214. Organic Consumers Association
  215. Our Santa Fe River, Inc.
  216. Peace Action New York State
  217. Pelican Media
  218. People’s Action
  219. Pinelands Preservation Alliance
  220. Planting Justice
  221. Potomac Riverkeeper Network
  222. Power Shift Network
  223. Presente.org (Presente ACTION)
  224. Progressives Democrats of America
  225. Public Citizen
  226. Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science
  227. Quaker Earthcare Witness
  228. Rachel Carson Council
  229. Rachel’s Network
  230. Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
  231. RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
  232. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association
  233. Renewable Energy Long Island (reLI)
  234. RESTORE: The North Woods
  235. ReThink Energy Florida
  236. River Guardian Foundation
  237. Riverkeeper
  238. Rochester People’s Climate Coalition
  239. RootsAction
  240. Sacramento Climate Coalition
  241. San Francisco Baykeeper
  242. San Juan Citizens Alliance
  243. Sane Energy Project
  244. Save Our Shores
  245. Save Our Sky Blue Waters
  246. Save The Hills Alliance
  247. Save the Manatee Club
  248. Schmid & Company
  249. Seeding Sovereignty
  250. Seneca Lake Guardian
  251. Seven Circles Foundation
  252. Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society
  253. Sierra Club
  254. Signal Fire
  255. Sisters of Charity of New York
  256. Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
  257. Sisters of the St. Dominic of Blauvelt
  258. Slow Food North Shore
  259. Slow Food USA
  260. Solutionary Rail
  261. Solutions Project
  262. South Asian Fund For Education, Scholarship and Training (SAFEST)
  263. South Atlantic Fishermen’s Association
  264. South Coast Neighbors United
  265. South Florida Wildlands Association
  266. Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
  267. Sunrise Movement
  268. Surfrider Foundation
  269. Sustainable Economies Law Center
  270. Sustainable Marin
  271. Sustainable Tompkins
  272. Sustaining Way
  273. SustainUS
  274. Texas Campaign for the Environment
  275. Texas Drought Project
  276. Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility
  277. The Canary Coalition
  278. The Indivisible Project (Indivisible)
  279. The Lands Council
  280. The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
  281. The River Project
  282. The Shalom Center
  283. The Whaleman Foundation
  284. Tikkun & the Network of Spiritual Progressives
  285. Toxics Action Center
  286. Toxics Information Project (TIP)
  287. Transition Express, Inc
  288. Transition US
  289. Traprock Center for Peace and Justice
  290. Trevor Day School Environmental Club
  291. Turner Endangered Species Fund
  292. Turtle Island Restoration Network
  293. Unitarian Universalist FaithAction New Jersey
  294. Unitarian Universalist Ministry for the Earth
  295. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
  296. United for Action
  297. Upper West Side Recycling
  298. Urban Tilth
  299. US Labor Against the War
  300. Utah Moms for Clean Air
  301. Valley Watch Inc.
  302. Vote-Climate
  303. Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
  304. WATCH
  305. Waterkeeper Alliance
  306. WATERSPIRIT
  307. WESPAC Foundation Inc.
  308. West 80s Neighborhood Association
  309. West Atlanta Watershed Alliance
  310. Western Watersheds Project
  311. Wild Nature Institute
  312. WildEarth Guardians
  313. WildWest Institute
  314. Winyah Rivers Foundation Inc.
  315. Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom US Section
  316. Women’s March Network
  317. Working Families Party (WFP)

Notable People

  1. Bill McKibben
    Founder, 350.org
  2. Evan Weber
    Co-Founder, Sunrise Movement
  3. Michael Dorsey
    Co-Founder, Sunrise Movement
  4. Saikat Chakrabarti
    Former Chief of Staff for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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