The secret behind creating the largest fund in U.S. history for building a green economy

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By Vien Truong 

[Reposted courtesy of State Innovation Exchange]

As the head of Green For All, I travel the country working with grassroots leaders and state electeds to craft policies that prioritize families and workers living in the most polluted cities in America.

My heart breaks every time I hear about another Flint or Standing Rock. I know what it’s like to live in a struggling and polluted community. In Oakland, California where I raise my 3-year old twin boys, air pollution is so bad that where we live is known as the “toxic triangle.” I see dilapidated homes, a food desert, homeless families and neglected schools on my way to work every day. It is because I see and live in the daily reality of what poverty and pollution looks like that I have continued to feel the urgency to fight for communities like mine all across the country. Will you join me?

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Statement on Trump Executive Order to Roll Back Clean Power Plan

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Contact: Diane May, (317) 292-2922, diane@megaphonestrategies.com

Nina Smith, 301-717-9006, nina@megaphonestrategies.com

Statement on Trump Executive Order to Roll Back Clean Power Plan

OAKLAND, Calif.--Today, Green For All Director Vien Truong released the following statement in response to reports that Donald Trump signed an executive order rolling back key parts of the Clean Power Plan:

“Today, we have taken a step back as a country. This administration continues to gut key protections that keep our families safe and our waters clean.

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Trump’s Executive Order Repeals Environmental Protections; Hurts People He Claims He Wants to Help

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2017

Repost from PeoplesClimate.org.

Contact: Sharon Singh, sharon.singh@peoplesclimate.org ; 202.499.9565; @spksingh


March for Climate, Justice and Jobs on April 29 to Resist Attacks and Bring Solutions to Elected Leaders

Washington, DC — In response to Trump administration’s latest executive order that begins to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and environmental protections, the Peoples Climate Movement (PCM) is demonstrating itself as a massive and wide-reaching movement in opposition to this dangerous step that puts people and the planet at grave risk. The PCM is a broad-based ground-breaking coalition of hundreds of faith-based, labor unions, indigenous, civil rights and environmental justice groups based around the country working together to build bold solutions that tackle climate change, rooted in economic and racial justice.

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America Didn't Vote to Change Clean Air Act to the Dirty Air Act

Watch Green For All Director of Partnerships, Kim Noble discuss the heroin epidemic, the drug war, and Trump's attacks on clean air and clean water on Thom Hartmann. kimhartmann.jpg


Frontline Communities Rally at EPA Headquarters In Washington to Defend Climate Progress

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Contact: Diane May, (317) 292-2922, diane@megaphonestrategies.com

Nina Smith, 301-717-9006, nina@megaphonestrategies.com

Frontline Communities Rally at EPA Headquarters In Washington to Defend Climate Progress   

Responding to executive orders undermining climate protections, and proposed EPA budget cuts, leaders from frontline communities gathered to defend climate progress

 

WASHINGTON, DC--Today, Green For All and its labor and community partners organized an emergency lunchtime rally at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters in opposition to Trump’s disastrous, anti-climate agenda that rolls back climate protection rules and guts clean air and water protections. Joined by Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn), Jared Polis (D-Co), and Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas), the protest also highlighted reports of proposed catastrophic budget cuts to the EPA and pushed back against attacks on EPA employees and the programmatic and scientific integrity of the work they do.

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Carbon pollution isn’t free: How Oregon can cap, trade, reinvest

Michelle Romero
Photos by Arkady Brown
Michelle Romero, deputy director of Green For All, speaks to Street Roots before testifying to the Oregon Legislature in support of a measure that would invest carbon market revenue in economically depressed communities. Lawmakers in Salem are considering five different bills with the same goal of significantly reducing Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions. 

Why I Reject Trump’s “Dirty Water Order”

Last Tuesday, Trump signed an executive order gutting protections for wetlands and drinking water sources for more than 117 million Americans. But what really caught my attention was that on the same day, he signed another order to supposedly strengthen White House partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). I saw this as Trump being Trump -- pretending he wants to help African American communities on the one hand, while with the stroke of his pen, doing some real damage on the other.

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Progressive Leaders Issue Joint Statement on Fighting President Trump and Conservatives’ Corporate, Billionaire-Driven Agenda

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Contact: Margaret Ann Morgan, (601) 551-1808, margaretann@sixaction.org

Progressive Leaders Issue Joint Statement on Fighting President Trump and Conservatives’ Corporate, Billionaire-Driven Agenda

State legislators and allied groups will counter Trump’s address to Congress with #FightingForFamilies Week of Action 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, SiX Action joined several national policy and advocacy groups in releasing the following statement ahead of President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress:

“In a matter of hours, President Trump will be delivering his address to Congress and laying out his vision for the country. We know that when it comes to the Trump administration, actions speak louder than words, so regardless of what we hear tonight, here is what we can expect over the coming weeks and months: more giveaways to corporate CEOs and the wealthiest 1%, more rollbacks of critical worker protections, and a repackaging of the same failed policies that depress wages and offer no actual path to the middle class for America’s working families. 

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African American Leaders Reject Trump’s “Dirty Water Order”

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Contact: Diane May, (317) 292-2922, diane@megaphonestrategies.com

             Nina Smith, 301-717-9006, nina@megaphonestrategies.com 

African American Leaders Reject Trump’s “Dirty Water Order”

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Today, as Trump signed an executive order gutting protections for wetlands and drinking water sources for more than 117 million Americans, he signed another attempting to strengthen White House partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities. African American leaders in the climate justice movement denounced his efforts to appeal to Black Americans while signing away their rights to clean water.

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A New Home for Green The Church

We want to share some exciting news: Green The Church has a new home! Green The Church is a national effort designed to tap into the power and purpose of the African  American faith community, to explore and expand the role of churches as centers for environmental and economic resilience.  The vision for Green The Church was birthed out of the Black Church experience by Rev. Ambrose Carroll.  A few years ago, Rev. Carroll, who was a Green For All Fellow, asked Green For All to help incubate the campaign, providing a temporary home where the vision could be cultivated and grow.

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