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The Green New Deal Championed By Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Gains Momentum

A week after being elected as New York's 14th District congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined a protest by a group of young environmental activists urging Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the presumptive House Speaker, to lead the party in developing a comprehensive, ambitious plan to address climate change in the next Congress.

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Van Jones and GFA National Director Michelle Romero Break Down Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal

Right-wing media outlets seem to be waging a coordinated campaign to portray US Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a dimwit radical. Their efforts will backfire. She is in fact championing the smartest, most practical idea in US politics to address two urgent problems: climate change and poverty.

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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 Local Leaders at Launch of Electric Ride Share Program in Rural Community

Many people living in Huron do not have access to a car. And to reach medical or social service appointments, they have to somehow get to Fresno, which is about fifty miles away. That’s an hour’s drive in a car–or a three- to four-hour trip on a bus.

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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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Green For All National Director Michelle Romero on Green Solutions for a Clean Energy Economy on Political Climate

In this episode of Political Climate, hosts speak to experts at the clean economy group Green for All, the conservative think tank R Street Institute, and the policy firm Energy Innovation about the policies they believe are necessary — and politically feasible — to implement.

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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.

 

 


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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Youth, environment and immigrant groups host Orlando FreedomFest concert to enlist voters

Jones, founder of the environmental advocacy group Green for All, said the “climate refugees,” as he calls them, have more power than they may realize.

“Obviously, the devastation that happened in Puerto Rico and the botched recovery effort have made displaced Puerto Ricans critical to the election,” he said in an interview this week. “They need to send a message to both political parties that Puerto Rican issues and climate issues need to be taken seriously.”

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