New York, NY — Statement from WEDO, on the resolution by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey on plans for a Green New Deal:

This resolution marks an important moment in advancing the tireless work of indigenous peoples, local communities, researchers and grassroots advocates across this country and around the world who put their hearts and bodies on the line to protect people and the planet every day. It is long past time for bold, unwavering, and moral leadership in the United States to legislate the ambitious and large-scale policy shifts needed – shifts that are rooted in addressing systemic inequalities within communities across this country, and around the world, who suffer the first and worst impacts of climate change while contributing the least.

“This is an important step towards a Green New Deal and WEDO is grateful for the leadership of Representative Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Markey, and the people’s movements who have been undaunted in the quest for environmental justice. WEDO looks forward to working with allies to ensure that we achieve a Green New Deal in this country – one that represents a transformative feminist agenda for change – where gender equality, human rights, and environmental integrity are at the heart of creating a peaceful and healthy planet.”

– Bridget Burns, Director, WEDO.




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