Our nationwide coalition of more than 300 food, farming, fishing, worker, environmental, public health and public interest organizations urges Congress to advance a Green New Deal that reflects the central role of food and agriculture in our climate crisis and its solutions.
As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently warned, if we are to keep global warming below 1.5°C, we must act aggressively and quickly. At a minimum, reaching that target requires visionary and affirmative legislative action in the following areas.
I am writing today to urge you to take immediate action to advance a strong Green New Deal, and to consider the following principles as the 116th Congress debates climate change legislation and momentum around the country builds for a Green New Deal.
As a movement we are powerful when we resist. We have to be – many of us are resisting projects that will destroy our lives and livelihoods, poison our food and water, pollute our air and tear our communities from their land and territories.