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Today, #OilMoneyMitch @senatemajldr brought the #GreenNewDeal to a vote in the Senate. Once more, McConnell prioritized his fossil fuel campaign donors over the American people--who overwhelmingly support the GND. @SenateDems showed him they weren’t falling for his tricks.
@senatemajldr @SenateDems The votes officially fell against the resolution because Democrats voted “present.” Both GND supporters and skeptics see that real leadership in 2019 means having a plan to protect life on Earth as we know it, not jamming through unfinished legislation to score political points.
.@AOC and @SenMarkey catalyzed the conversation about the catastrophic climate change and rising inequality that threaten all Americans. Now, thanks to our movement and our allies, a growing number of our country’s lawmakers are going on the offense for bold climate solutions.
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Confused by the media frenzy around the #GreenNewDeal?

Here’s the real tea.…

“The GND would address four systemic national crises: skyrocketing inequality, deepening structural racism, catastrophic climate change, and the takeover of American democracy by the ultra-rich and corporations.”
- HOW?

“This effort entails using American industry to produce new carbon-neutral and renewable energy infrastructure while providing workers with higher wages and benefits.”
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There have been so many defining moments in the fight for a #GreenNewDeal. Today, we’re going to announce the next one. But first, we want to show you where we’ve been - so you know why we’re taking this next step together…
Our power as a movement flows from the grassroots. Last Spring, we launched Sunrise Semester, w/ 80 young ppl stepping up to put climate change on the agenda in the primaries & general elections. One of the first people we endorsed for signing the #NoFossilFuelMoney pledge: @AOC
For months we knocked on thousands of doors, made thousands of phone calls to get climate champions into office, candidates who signed the #NoFossilFuelMoney pledge. By November 7, we had helped elect over 500 of them to office at all levels of government-- including Congress.
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