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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FYI, 350MA lays out their strategy here: https://350mass.betterfutureproject.org/road-to-ma-gnd
We support a GND and originated it, we should be involved.
“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.