Democratic Candidates Refuse to Vote On The GND

#WednesdayWisdom

Apparently, #WeThePeople have failed to make it clear to our representatives, our #thoughts regarding #ClimateChange. We take the threat of climate change seriously and it’s affects that will negatively impact all of our futures.

We’re counting on them to implement #ClimateActionNOW to mitigate those negative effects. @AOC’s #GreenNewDeal resolution is, thus far, the closest thing to a serious proposal offered up by any representative or candidate for office. 

It’s bad enough that we have to face off against oil and gas lobbyists but, now we find ourselves having to fight our representatives as well.

Please, contact your representatives and let them know that you want them to fight for us, our future and our children’s futures.

3,000 Americans died in Hurricane María. The Midwest is drowning as we speak. 100s of Flint families were pumped w/ poisoned water & our water infrastructure is imperiled across the country.

GOP thinks this is a joke.

They choose to laugh+delay.
We choose to lead.#GreenNewDeal https://t.co/FWO2bvx0wD

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 27, 2019

Sherrod Brown Gracefully Bows Out Of The 2020 Election

Glad to see Sherrod Brown will continue fighting for worker’s rights all across the country. Sherrod has dedicated his life in public service to fighting for what he calls ‘the dignity of work’ – the belief that hard work should pay off for everyone, no matter who you are or what kind of work you do.

That being said, I’m also glad that he’s taken himself out of the 2020 presidential election. His withdrawal only reinforces the polling that states: #WeThePeople want #MedicareForAll.

I will keep fighting for all workers across the country. And I will do everything I can to elect a Democratic President and a Democratic Senate in 2020. The best place for me to make that fight is in the United States Senate.

Believe me, we will fight.

— Sherrod Brown (@SherrodBrown) March 7, 2019

The Incrementalists Are Coming, The Incrementalists Are Coming

The Incrementalists Are Coming, The Incrementalists Are Coming

For all of those who encourage incrementalism, saying things like, “These things take time”, “That’s not how these things work” or “Sometimes you’ve got go sideways to find a new way forward”. Those things are prudent and sound it’s true but, then plans need to be made and actions implemented. 

How far sideways do we have to go before realizing we’re going the wrong way? We’ve known about the dangers of climate change for the last 50 years. Our healthcare prices have continued to soar higher & higher, becoming less & less attainable. We’ve seen that coming for what, three or so decades? Not too mention our crumbling infrastructure.

We’ve allowed our “Representatives” to kick the can, further and further down the road. Well, the end of the road is in sight and there’s a giant wall in the near distance. 

The time has passed, there are plans (GND, Medicare Fol All) that can start to be implemented and now is not the time for incrementalism. Politicians will stand up on their soap boxes preaching austerity and how sacrifices must be made when it comes policies that affect #WeThePeople. All the while giving tax cuts, breaks, incentives to huge businesses and their wealthy donors. #EnoughIsEnough #YearOfThePeople2020

The US has a choice: a just, livable, renewable energy future—or the road to climate catastrophe. The outcome depends on what social movements (read: all of us!) do in the next 2 years.

Read @NaomiAKlein's crucial piece on the #GreenNewDeal battle ahead: https://t.co/S2TXiAVxS2 pic.twitter.com/rdNY8yEeqn

— 350 dot org (@350) February 15, 2019