“The Green New Deal is an economic vision for the 21st century,” said Prakash. “We are forcing a departure from 40 years of corporate control of our government, from wage stagnation, from rising levels of wealth inequality. We are moving towards an economic vision for this country that is a courageous and compassionate vision.”
Just days before UE endorsed the Green New Deal, the union also voted to back the 2020 presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who last week unveiled a Green New Deal plan that would aim to create 20 million well-paying union jobs and transition the U.S. to 100 percent renewable energy over a decade.
“When we are in the White House,” said Sanders, “we will launch the decade of the Green New Deal, a 10-year mobilization to avert climate catastrophe during which climate change, justice, and equity will be factored into virtually every area of policy.”
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