The Civilian Climate Corps & the GND for Cities became the newest bills in the GND family this week. The GND resolution has also inspired over a dozen bills, including 10 regional green new deals. Here are some recent successes:
1. Emergency Water is a Human Right Act, introduced by @RepRashida and @RepDebDingell

The American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law earlier this year, contained Emergency Water relief.
2. The Green New Deal for Public Housing, which I introduced with @SenSanders

This bill includes language to repeal the Faircloth Amendment, which would eliminate the federal limit on public housing. Last year, the Repeal the Faircloth Amendment Act passed in the House.
3. EV Freedom Act, which I introduced with @RepAndyLevin

President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan includes elements of the EV Freedom Act, which aims to establish a national network of electric vehicle charging stations.
And that’s not all! Together, we’ve also introduced The BUILD Green Act, the National Climate Emergency Act, the Environmental Justice Mapping and Data Collection Act, the Climate Smart Ports Act, the Energy Resilient Communities Act, and the End Polluter Welfare Act.
And — this is only the beginning. As the Green New Deal family continues to grow, we want to hear from you. What else do you want to see as a part of the GND? Let us know ⬇️

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19 Mar
We support a process of self-determination for Puerto Rico. Why?

1. Statehood isn't the only option. There's also independence or free association.

2. It's not clear which of these options a majority of Puerto Ricans support.

A 2017 statehood ballot referendum had 23% voter turnout (it's usually 80%) after a boycott by all opposition political parties.

The 2020 referendum got 52% support, but asked a single yes-or-no question: Should P.R. become a state? Which is not representative of other options.
3. Congress imposing any one option on Puerto Rico would be the culmination of colonization.

Choosing for the Puerto Rican people rather than letting them determine their own fate.
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22 Aug 20
In preparation for Monday's hearing, where @RepAOC will question Postmaster DeJoy, we asked NY-14 constituents how the Trump administration's sabotage of the Postal Service has impacted their lives. Here's what they shared.....(1/6)
'In late June, we sent time-sensitive notarized legal documents by priority mail. They never arrived and they appear to still be sitting in a distribution center. We had to travel to another state to re-sign and re-notarize the documents in person at the lawyer's office.' (2/6)
'Medication was mailed on 7/20 and a month later it has not yet arrived. The tracking shows no updates since 7/28. I had to request a replacement shipment, which arrived but not before I had to buy a small quantity of the medication out of pocket.' (3/6)
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