By: Justin Enriquez and Cheyenne Cyr
H.RES 109 also known as the Green New Deal(GND) proposed by Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez and other democrats is simplified as a mere proposal to reduce the stain of mankind.
It attempts to kill two birds with one stone by creating higher paying jobs as well as tackling climate change. There are important aspects of GND that we should be keen on pressuring our politicians to pass into the presidents desk or overriding the presidents veto.
The proposal on page 5 and 8 regarding efficient spending and rebuilding:
(A) “to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through a fair and just transition for all communities and workers.”
(B) “to create millions of good, high-wage jobs and ensure prosperity and economic security for all people of the United States”
(C) “to invest in the infrastructure and industry of the United States to sustainably meet the challenges of the 21st century”
(D) “building or upgrading to energy efficient, distributed, and ‘‘smart’’ power grids, and ensuring affordable access to electricity;
(E) “upgrading all existing buildings in the United States and building new buildings to achieve maximum energy efficiency, water efficiency, safety, affordability, comfort, and durability, including through electrification.”
(F) “spurring massive growth in clean manufacturing in the United States and removing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing and industry as much as is technologically feasible, including by expanding renewable energy manufacturing and investing in existing manufacturing and industry”
(G) “working collaboratively with farmers and ranchers in the United States to remove pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector as much as is technologically feasible, including
(i) by supporting family farming;
(ii) by investing in sustainable farming and land use practices that increase soil health;
(iii) by building a more sustainable
food system that ensures universal access to healthy food;
As GND begins to gain favor with our voters, GND paves the way promote the welfare of our workers and strengthening our unions,
(I) “ strengthening and protecting the right of all workers to organize, unionize, and collectively bargain free of coercion, intimidation, and harassment”
GND is definitely something that should be debated and discussed. Some good things that most people could agree on. If we accomplish this proposal we can put aside our darkest moment in U.S history and reap the fruits of our labor. It is our duty to leave a better future for our children and our grand-children.