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Spotlight: Green New Deal

We’re breaking down the Green New Deal: What it is, what it’s not, and how we can all come together to combat global climate change.

In November 2019, President Trump officially announced his plans to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement — making the United States the only country to exit.

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  1. Job training: Creating high-paying jobs in wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower, and biofuels, while supporting displaced workers.
  2. Clean air and clean water: Protecting all communities, particularly the lower-income and marginalized communities most impacted by climate change.
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  • The American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act, which would set a price on carbon emissions
  • The Zero Emission Vehicles Act, which sets standards to transition to zero-emission vehicles and requires all newly manufactured vehicles to be at zero emissions by 2040
  • The Green New Deal Resolution
  • Check out this toolkit, which covers how you can get candidates to sign the pledge.
  • League of Conservation Voters is tracking 2020 presidential candidates on their climate stances
  • Mothers Out Front is a community of mothers, grandmothers and caregivers coming together to fight climate change — visit their action center for ways to get more involved
  • National Resources Defense Council is focused on cutting fossil fuel pollution and implementing practical clean energy solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change
  • Sunrise Movement has “hubs” throughout the country where you can take action within your community

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