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