Imagine that everyone in your neighborhood had a good paying job, delicious local food to eat, and a place to call home. You and your neighbors, Black, white and brown, could breathe clean air and feel safe walking outside on a summer evening.
A Green New Deal could invest in affordable solar, energy efficiency upgrades for low income residents and businesses, and frequent, accessible, clean public transportation. These programs could create green jobs training and access for communities that need them, lower energy bills and improve community health.
For our communities to be well, everyone needs access to dignified work. In order for our neighborhoods to thrive, we must stop the pollution causing heat waves and asthma, and build a healthy and just future for our children.
As we rebuild our communities post COVID, post uprising, and work to prevent dangerous climate change, there is plenty to do. And there are plenty of hands ready to take on the work of repair and renewal.
We are demanding national lawmakers provide good jobs for all, but we don’t have to wait for federal funding to get started on creating jobs that support our communities. We can get started right now.
After supporting SEIU Local 26 janitors in a successful strike for climate demands and helping elect climate champions in Greater MN in 2020, our team is working for a Minneapolis Green New Deal.
We can create climate solutions that make the benefits of clean energy available to all, and help eliminate racial wealth and health disparities. As the clean energy economy takes off, we must ensure access to green jobs and pollution-free neighborhoods for those who have been left behind for too long.
Our team is also out talking to people about the Green New Deal, collecting stories from workers, businesses, and neighbors, who have glimpsed and experienced the need for the future we want to build. We will be talking with city council members in Minneapolis about making a Minneapolis Green New Deal a reality.
We can be what we have the courage to imagine together. Sign up below to connect with a MN350 Green New Deal team member and learn how you can support community wellness and a healthy climate as we rebuild a world where none of us are left behind.