The Green New Deal is an emergency four part program of specific solutions for moving America quickly out of crisis into the secure green future. We call these solutions a Green “New Deal” because they are inspired by the New Deal programs that helped us out of the Great Depression of the 1930s. And these solutions are “Green” because they create an economy that makes our communities sustainable and healthy. It's time to end unemployment and debt in America. It's time to transition to a new green economy. It's time for a Green New Deal. The Green New Deal is the central platform of the Stein/Honkala ticket. Continue reading
Something is hatching in the 4th Berkshire District, where Scott Laugenour is the GRP candidate for State Representative. Scott and I hit the sidewalks earlier today in Great Barrington and met with a response that was, indeed, great. As usual, most of the doors I knocked belonged to people who were not home (or simply hiding from me) but of those who were at home and planning to vote for a particular state rep in November most said they were voting for Scott. With more than four months until election day and little media attention, I found the level of name recognition and early commitment very encouraging.Going door-to-door and focusing on core GRP themes like Medicare for All, green jobs, renewable energy, and transparency in government, Scott is running a strong grassroots campaign. When you have a couple of hours to invest in party-building this summer, please spend them campaigning with Scott in the Berkshires. I'm eager to get back out there soon, and hope you can join me. In the meantime, check out Scott's website www.scottlaugenour.org and his campaign facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/friendsforscottlaugenour.
We're gearing up for a 2012 campaign for State Representative, 4th Berkshire District. We're talking about Green Local Jobs, Fair Taxes and Strong Infrastructure, Education, Medicare For All, Refusing the Influence of Corporate Money, and Sound Energy Policies. You can learn more at http://www.scottlaugenour.org/ Since the 2010 elections local greens have continued to be impactful and have grown into a strong political force. Fellow greens serve on boards and committees, and have organized town and political action committees. Mark Miller's campaign came was within 200 votes of winning the 3rd Berkshire District seat in the special election in neighboring Pittsfield, collecting almost double the number of votes of the fourth-place Republican candidate. We are getting ahead of the curve to bring about change next year. Let's hit even harder in 2012 to demand... Continue reading