We can not underestimate the urgency of decarbonizing our economy in line with what the best climate science is telling us. Human activity is warming the planet towards catastrophic ends. The good news is we can overcome this by unlocking our national creativity and capacity by investing in millions of good paying green jobs and new infrastructure that will improve our quality of life. As your Congressman we will relentlessly join progressives in making sure that we:
A Just Transition
Transforming our economy requires that we not only think big but also stay true to the principles of social and environmental justice. This campaign believes in leaving no one behind. It is not enough to simply have more renewable energy sources, we have to make sure that our new economy does not operate like the one that we leave behind. Our vision for a just transition involves:
Our Constitution is premised on valuing democracy and civic engagement and yet our economy continues to favor the most powerful leading to a drop in most communities’ well-being and prosperity . A rigged economy has also compromised our political system, our cities, and our workplaces through the influence of private wealth. We can change this. As your Congressman we will democratize our economies to work for all of us by pushing for policies like:
By Andres Bernal, Senior Policy Advisor
Last month the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its official Working Group III report. It clearly states that the world has approximately 30 months for global greenhouse gas emissions to begin to fall in order to steer clear of the worst impacts of social-environmental disasters. From millions of climate refugees, devastating natural disasters, and increasingly deadly temperatures, we are running out of time. If we’re serious about leaving our children and future generations a stable planet while mitigating mass suffering in the here and now that is only going to get worse, we must step out of our collective paralysis and begin immediate action with a clear vision: A world beyond fossil fuels and systemic social-ecological harm.
I’m committed to: