Join Efforts to Draft a ‘Green New Deal for Massachusetts’.

Short Title: #GND4MA

Sponsor: Brian Cady 617-943-2853 briancady413yahoocom

Vetting committees: Legislative Comm(vetted by vote), Adcom,

Background: Led by 350-MA, the existing effort strives to draw Environmental Justice and Labor forces into co-operation with 350-MA in drafting a bill to transform Massachusetts infrastructure to become carbon neutral by 2030 while making opportunity in society more fairly available. 350-MA seeks input from multiple diverse stakeholders. This is an opening the GRP can use for good. We can help preserve the ‘Green’ part of this GND, by preventing dilution of the core concepts brought to USA politics by the GPUS and Jill Stein. Already Mike Pascucci and Brian Cady have verbally explored the possibility of collaboration with 350-MA’s Suzette Abbot, Julie Taberman and David Klafter.

350-MA: "...A Green New Deal must bring together the needs and hopes of many groups:  climate groups, environmental justice groups, labor unions, low income and frontline groups, Indigenous tribes, youth, faith groups and more. A first step will therefore be for 350 Mass to connect with key partners, frontline groups, and others, and work to help bring together a coalition, which will shape a Massachusetts Green New Deal. " https://350mass.betterfutureproject.org/road-to-ma-gnd

Financial Impact: Miscellaneous Office Supplies, say $20 cost to GRP. Implementation: Legislative committee member Brian Cady will pursue in league with the rest of LegisComm by meeting with 350-MA Boston node people, then pursue meeting and working with state-level 350-MA policy-makers working on GND4MA.

 


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  • Philip Brown
    commented 2019-04-17 00:51:14 -0400
    To my knowledge there is no co-sponsor.
  • Charlene DiCalogero
    commented 2019-04-07 00:09:18 -0400
    Who is the co-sponsor of this proposal?
  • Charlene DiCalogero
    commented 2019-04-07 00:08:17 -0400
    I am a member of 350 Central Mass, which is an affiliate of 350 MA. I talk about the GRP at events we hold, specifically that one of the most critical actions we as a party can take is to run candidates and win office so we can support the necessary climate and EJ policies, laws and legal enforcement that the corporate parties will not. I think it could be useful to provide the GRP perspective to people who are working on drafting legislation. It would be important to include GRP electeds in this loop—we have two electeds in Shrewsbury who are active, plus Select Board people in Newbury and Whately, and people who are in other positions (elected or appointed) who could usefully contribute to such legislation. In general, I’d like people who are working with 350 MA on this to report and ask for feedback from StateCom and AdCom (and through them, the chapters).
  • David Rolde
    commented 2019-04-06 10:19:28 -0400
    The 350MA and Democrat Party “Green New Deal” are totally different from the Green Party program that some GP members have framed using the same title. The Green Party and Green-Rainbow Party needs to be the opposition to corporate imperialist phony “Green New Deals”. It would be a big mistake for us to join the 350MA effort. The revolutionary character of our party would be obscured and erased as we go along with crap that happens to have a confusing name.
  • David Rolde
    tagged this with Impractical 2019-04-06 10:19:28 -0400
  • David Rolde
    tagged this with Bad 2019-04-06 10:19:26 -0400
  • John Andrews
    commented 2019-04-05 22:23:52 -0400
    We need to put out a statement/press release defining what the real Green New Deal should be. Until we do that we are not prepared to participate in coalitions. The real GND is about a lot more than carbon emissions. It is a complete program that includes economic justice and democracy replacing a system of capitalist exploitation and the rule of the economic elite. 350.0rg is not clearly ready to work on the true GND.
  • Matthew Andrews
    commented 2019-03-30 13:03:26 -0400
    Clearly we need to organize around the Green New Deal. It is a proposal that originates from the Greens, it’s getting enormous media attention, and it is an attempt to address an existential crisis. The question is how do we carry out this work and how does a 350MA led initiative relate to our strategies and goals? Right now they are leading on this issue in a way that we are not, which is a shame. Joining their efforts is an option, but if we don’t have our own strategy we fail to live up to the purpose of being an independent political party. I hope we can have a thorough discussion of strategy at the StateCom meeting.
    FYI, 350MA lays out their strategy here: https://350mass.betterfutureproject.org/road-to-ma-gnd
  • Philip Brown
    commented 2019-03-16 19:39:41 -0400
    I have misgivings, with good reason, when it comes to democratic hypocrisy but I s also a mistake to go it alone on issues we support especially when we have trouble getting covered in the media because we are who we are. I also think collaboration on actions regarding shared values is important and demonstrates our sincerity when we do so. I support this proposition for those reasons.
    We support a GND and originated it, we should be involved.
  • Philip Brown
    tagged this with Good 2019-03-16 19:39:39 -0400
  • Brian Cady
    commented 2019-03-10 19:41:45 -0400
    Responding to Matt A:
    “Is there more to this proposal I am not seeing?” No.
    “What’s our plan to get involved? Who will carry it out?” Legislative committee member Brian Cady will pursue in league with the rest of LegisComm by meeting with 350-MA Boston node people, at first, pursuing future meetings with 350-MA policy-makers addressing GND4MA.’
    “…how do we balance our own party platform with whatever these nonprofit groups might come up with?” Thought, research, negotiation, etc.
  • Matthew Andrews
    commented 2019-03-08 19:31:41 -0500
    Is there more to this proposal I am not seeing? What’s our plan to get involved? What’s our strategy? Who will carry it out? I agree with the idea of campaigning around the GND and even developing a Massachusetts plan, but how do we balance our own party platform with whatever these nonprofit groups might come up with? I would like to see the Vetting committees discuss these questions to develop a plan StateCom can consider.
  • Matthew Andrews
    tagged this with Impractical 2019-03-08 19:31:39 -0500
  • Brian Cady
    published this page in 2019 Spring Statecom Proposals 2019-03-07 11:27:42 -0500