Resolution in Support of The Green New Deal for Seattle

Resolution in Support of The Green New Deal for Seattle

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WHEREAS, a preponderance of scientists working in climate related fields agree that climate change is accelerating at an alarming rate; and

WHEREAS, those same scientists agree that much of that acceleration is due to human activity; and

WHEAREAS, the proposed Green New Deal for Seattle calls for legislation to eliminate climate pollution from Seattle by 2030; and

WHEREAS, the proposed Green New Deal for Seattle calls for legislation to boost our local economy; and

WHEREAS, the proposed Green New Deal for Seattle calls for legislation to address long standing, historical environmental and economic injustices in Seattle; and

WHEREAS, the proposed Green New Deal for Seattle offers some broad ideas on how to fund the implementation of these new programs; and

WHEREAS, given the current political climate in Washington, D. C., we need to act locally as it seems unlikely there will be any national Green New Deal anytime soon; and

WHEREAS, this proposed Green New Deal for Seattle offers a glimmer of hope with a path forward; and

WHEREAS, we recognize and thank the Seattle City Council for signing a letter of support; and

WHEREAS, because there is not yet an official campaign and there is not yet any specific legislation, this resolution does NOT imply an endorsement of any kind. It simply offers support for the concept and asks our legislators at every level to begin drafting any legislation needed to implement these ideas;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the 34th District Democrats support the call to action for the Green New Deal for Seattle; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the 34th District Democrats encourage our membership to sign the petition supporting the Green New Deal for Seattle and encourages them to ask friends and neighbors to sign it too; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED the 34th District Democrats call on our elected representatives at the city, county, state and federal levels to draft and pass any and all legislation needed to implement these proposals.

Here is a link to the referenced proposal   https://seattlegnd.org/

Here is a link to the petition https://seattlegnd.org/#petition

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Carla Rogers

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