Letter: Support a Green New Deal

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Editor of the Reformer:

On November 13, I was one of 51 young people arrested outside of Nancy Pelosi's office. I was part of a group of 200 young people from both the NH Youth Movement and the Sunrise Movement who united in D.C. to demand action on climate change from Democratic leadership. I will never forget sitting in Pelosi's office, watching the death tolls from the fires in California rise on the TV on the wall. Or joining my voice in song and story with young people from all across this country who are scared about what climate change means for our futures. For the first time since 2016, I felt powerful. I felt hopeful that we could create a better world that works for all of us.

The United Nations climate scientists tell us we have just 12 years to move our country off fossil fuels completely, or we face catastrophic climate disaster. That is why I support Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's resolution to create a House Select Committee for a Green New Deal in Congress. It is the only legislation to match to the scale of the crisis, while also mitigating racial, regional, and gender-based inequalities in income and wealth. And I am calling on our Reps. in Congress to support the Green New Deal as well. I want a future with clean air, clean water, 100 percent renewable energy, and good jobs for everyone who wants one. If this is the future you want too, then join us in calling on your local Reps. in Congress to support the House Select Committee for a Green New Deal.

Sincerely,

Katie Carbonara

Keene, N.H., Nov. 21


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