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Enter the Fuel Change Challenge

Fuel Change Challenge Artist

Green For All is partnering with Big Picture Anthems to produce an anthem and music video for our  #FuelChange campaign.

Submit your verse telling the stories of people affected by dirty cars, trucks, and buses to be considered for our music video to #FuelChange in our communities.

Selected artists will receive $400, have their verse featured on the anthem, have a chance to be in the music video, and gain national exposure while contributing to social justice.

Traffic-related pollution is now responsible for more deaths than traffic-related accidents. Low-income communities and communities of color are the most impacted by pollution. This anthem and music video will help activate a NATIONAL movement to bring clean transportation to communities across the country.

Download our Background Information Sheet


How to Enter
Open to singers, rappers, and poets in the United States: Ages 15 and Up.

DEADLINE: January 9th, 2019

  1. Download the beat!

  2. Learn about the issue. You can read our background info sheet or, if you're local to the Bay Area, attend an optional workshop.

    OPTIONAL (Not required): Attend a Lyric Writing Workshop in Oakland
    Thursday, Dec. 20th 5:30 - 7:30pm @United Roots - 2781 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
    (Download the flyer for this event)


    Fuel Change Challenge Background Information

  3. Write a 16-bar verse.
    Make it a story. Put a voice and a face to this public health issue.

    Download the director’s creative vision.

    Fuel Change Challenge Director's Creative Vision

  4. Upload a video of you performing your verse to Instagram, Youtube, or Facebook and use both tags: #FuelChangeChallenge and #GreenForAll.

    Videos do not need to be professional or high quality, but we must be able to hear you clearly. Title your video: #FuelChangeChallenge - Your Name. 

    To see an example, check out this demo video:

  5. Email your video link with a copy of the lyrics to Ben@BigPictureAnthems.com with the subject line: #FuelChangeChallenge - Your Name
    DEADLINE: January 9th, 2019
  6. If you’re local to the Bay Area, you can audition in person.

    Audition info: 
    Wed. January 9th 5:30pm-7:30pm KDOL-TV Studios, 286 E 10th St, Oakland, CA


Green For All Supports the Green New Deal

Yesterday, hundreds of people showed up, and thousands more tuned in online, to listen to the Climate Townhall co-hosted by Senator Bernie Sanders, Van Jones, Bill McKibben, and Hollywood actress Shailene Woodley. It’s real. It’s happening. And it’s happening right now, where you live.

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Climate is Costing Californians Too Damn Much

I stayed up last night shopping for an air filtration mask for my 3-year-old because we’re experiencing hazardous air quality here in Sacramento, CA.

California is on fire, and there’s nowhere to escape for a breath of fresh air. The Camp Fire is reportedly the deadliest wildfire in the United States in a century.

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Van Jones, Macklemore, and Michelle Romero Teamed Up With the Yes on 1631 Campaign to Organize a ‘Get Out the Vote’ Training at University of Washington

SEATTLE -- On Wednesday, October 10th, Green For All organized a “Get Out The Vote” training for Yes on 1631 at the University of Washington, in coordination and collaboration with the Yes on 1631 campaign and UAW 4121 Climate Justice Workgroup.

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Register to Vote

Midterm elections matter!

This November, you have the power to elect representatives at all levels of government to represent the issues you care about. Several states also have important ballot measures on the ballot that may impact your life.

Register to vote here with Green For All. Even if you're already registered to vote at your current address, sign up with us to receive election reminders, polling location information, or to request an absentee ballot.

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Don't delay! Voter registration deadlines in some states can be as many as 30 days before Election Day.

 

 


10 Year Impact Report

Here's a look at the impact Green For All has made over the past decade:

 


Green For All Mobilizes Central Valley Residents to Speak Out for Clean Air, Clean Cars

Dozens of Central Valley residents put off work and other commitments to testify Monday at the U.S. EPA hearing on the “Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Rule”, a proposal put forth by the Trump Administration to weaken clean car standards (despite the misleading name).

The Latino community in particular, turned out in force to reject the Trump Administration’s clean car rollbacks. Testimony after testimony, residents spoke of the ongoing contamination and pollution they see in their communities: pesticides, water contamination, air pollution, asbestos. Rolling back the Clean Car Standards, they say, would further put their health at risk.

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Global Climate Action Summit: Uplifting Equity

On September 11-14, Green For All participated in the Global Climate Action Summit and several affiliate events, joining leaders from around the world to celebrate our progress to curb fossil fuel emissions, uplift issues of environmental equity, discuss solutions and make additional progress toward an inclusive green economy for all.

Green For All co-founder Van Jones, Dream Corps CEO Vien Truong, and Green For All National Director Michelle Romero asked tough questions and posed innovative ideas to address the urgent threats ahead.

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Green For All, Love Army Launch Climate Refugees Vote Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, Sept 15, 2018

Press contact: Press@dreamcorps.us // Nathaly: 510-593-8500 

Green For All and Love Army Launch “Climate Refugees Vote” campaign, Bring 1,000 People of Color Together to Build Unity and Encourage Participation in the 2018 November Election

 Photo caption: Reggaeton performer Jory Boy at We Are All America FreedomFest Sept. 15th in Orlando, FL.

ORLANDO, FL -- As Tropical Storm Florence tears up North and South Carolina, Green For All, Love Army, and the Florida Immigrant Coalition organized a 1,000-person gathering today in Orlando called FreedomFest: We Are All America, a concert to build solidarity and unity across Central Florida’s diverse communities, and to encourage voter turnout for the 2018 November elections.

Congressman Luis Guitiérrez (IL-04), Aja Monet (poet), DJ Blass (Reggaeton DJ from Puerto Rico), Jory Boy (Puerto Rican Reggaeton artist) Kerene Tayloe (Green For All policy director) and many others took the stage to celebrate the diversity of the Greater Orlando area and build unity across the many issues facing communities of color right now, including climate change. 

The event also served as the launch of Green For All and Love Army's “Climate Refugees Vote” Campaign to register 10,000 Puerto Rican climate refugees displaced by Hurricane Maria and 5,000 additional people of color in the Central Florida area, to turn the tide on climate action.

There are many issues at stake in November, from open Senate and House seats, to an open Governor's seat, and a ballot measure to restore voting rights to former felons. 

Michelle Romero, national director of Green For All, a national climate justice initiative said: “A few thousand votes can make all the difference in November. With thousands of displaced Puerto Ricans now living in Central Florida, and Hurricane Florence raging on as we speak, the Climate Refugees Vote campaign will empower people to take their power to the polls and turn the tide on climate action. Our families and our future are depending on it.”

3.4 million million American citizens in Puerto Rico were left without food, water or electricity after Hurricane Maria last year, a situation made worse by the federal government’s disastrous response. Hundreds of thousands of displaced Puerto Ricans were forced to flea to the states, with most now living in Central Florida. In the face of rising sea levels and extreme weather events, communities of color, coastal, and island communities are on the frontlines of climate change.

The current Administration has turned its back on Puerto Rico while continuing to deny climate change. Together, Green For All, the Love Army, Florida Immigrant Coalition, and local partners are ensuring that climate refugees have a voice in our democracy this November.

Congressman Luis Gutierrez (IL-04) called Trump’s response to Hurricane Maria “a continuation of his inhumanity” and said “everyone has to do their job to vote.”

Isabel Sousa, organizing director of the Florida Immigrant Coalition said: “[Trump’s response] was outright negligence and deliberate negligence, rooted in the racism he’s instilled since he started his campaign.”

Kalia Lydgate, national coordinator of the Love Army said: “With so much hate and divisiveness in the country right now, it’s more important than ever we are building unity, love, and solidarity. No matter where you came from, we are here and we vote. We need to vote for the country we want to be.”

By coming together to take their power to the polls, organizers hope to turn the tide on climate action and counter hate and division by showing solidarity on other issues affecting people of color. Learn more about the “Climate Refugees Vote” campaign at Lovearmy.org/climatevote or contact Michelle Romero, Green For All’s national director at michelle@dreamcorps.us  or 408-550-3121.

People are encouraged to register to vote at mivoto.turbovote.org

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Green For All, the climate justice initiative of The Dream Corps, works to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Green For All has uplifted the voice of people of color in the climate movement and advocated for solutions that strengthen neighborhoods, improve health, and expand economic opportunities for struggling families, since its was founded by Van Jones in 2008.


#LoveArmy,  the civic engagement initiative of The Dream Corps, is fighting hate and divisiveness in the United States, with love + power. Through education, connection, and action, the Love Army cultivates leadership and builds common ground using digital tools and platforms as well as face-to-face connection. Founded in 2016, Love Army has 3,000 Local Teams and 49,000 volunteers.


The Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) is a statewide coalition led by its membership of more than 65 member organizations and over 100 allies. FLIC was founded in 1998 and formally incorporated in 2004. FLIC has become a hub for a bold, agile and strategic multi-racial, intergenerational social movement. It works for the fair treatment of all people, including immigrants.


Green For All National Director Michelle Romero Sits Down with KALW to Discuss Environmental Equity

The Global Climate Action Summit will be hosted here in San Francisco. World leaders will evaluate how far we’ve come since the Paris Agreement. The three-day event is co-chaired Governor Jerry Brown.

One featured speaker is Van Jones, former “Green Jobs Czar” in Barack Obama’s White House, and founder of Oakland’s Green for All, which advocates simultaneously for clean energy and job production. Green for All named a new National Director this month: Michelle Romero.

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