Monday, April 22, 2019
TKC EARTH DAY BREAKING NEWS!!! JOLIE JUSTUS AND QUINTON LUCAS ANNOUNCE GREEN NEW DEAL CONVERSATION WITH LOCAL ENVIRONMENTALIST LEADERS!!!
Apropos for Earth Day, Kansas City mayoral candidates join the "Green New Deal" conversation this week.
To wit . . .
CHECK THIS BOLD EARTH DAY ANNOUNCEMENT OF KANSAS CITY MAYORAL CONTENDERS JOINING THE LOCAL ECO-FIGHT!!!
So far, our Kansas City contender for the top job at city hall haven't shown a great deal of enthusiasm but amid the silly season, both are wise to follow the path of AOC in appealing to a mostly progressive local urban core voter base and joining this nationwide movement.
And so, here's the word a lot of detail on the upcoming effort to save the world FIRST on TKC . . .
Mayoral candidates Jolie Justus and Quinton Lucas to appear at Green New Deal Tour coming to Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri—Students, community members, and local leaders will host a town hall at Unity Temple on April 24 to launch the next phase of the campaign for the Green New Deal and share how the 10-year mobilization to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs would improve the lives of people in Kansas City. There will be a discussion panel, cohosted by the Sunrise Movement—which aims to permanently change the conversation on climate policy in the U.S.—and Sierra Club—a nationwide network of 3.5 million grassroots changemakers, with members in Kansas City advocating for local climate solutions. Speakers will highlight the urgent need to expand affordable housing and provide safe water infrastructure. This town hall will be one of over 250 similar events happening in churches, classrooms, and union halls across the country this spring as part of the national Road to a Green New Deal tour.
- Jolie Justus and Quinton Lucas will each participate in the discussion about climate action and Kansas City’s role in a carbon-free economy
- Tara Raghuveer: Director of the KC Tenants, who organize to ensure that everyone in KC has a safe, accessible, and affordable home.
- Kristin Riott: Executive director of Bridging the Gap, who work to make the Kansas City region sustainable by increasing energy efficiency and averting millions of pounds of emissions.
- Jack Vandeleuv, moderator: young local activist, whose appearance on Fox News went viral
WHAT: A town hall event featuring young people and community leaders discussing the promise of the Green New Deal for the Heartland. The Green New Deal is a proposal to mobilize every aspect of American society and get 100% of power from clean, renewable, and zero-emission sources by 2030, guarantee a living-wage job for anyone who needs one, and facilitate a just transition for both workers and frontline communities.
WHEN: April 24 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. Doors at 6pm.
WHERE: Unity Temple, 701 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64103
WHO: Sunrise Movement and Sierra Club
WHY: In 2018, young people put the Green New Deal on the national agenda and permanently changed the conversation on climate policy in this country. Since then, the movement backing the Green New Deal has exploded and is shaping up to be a top issue in the 2020 elections. 100 members of Congress have co-sponsored Sen. Markey and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s resolution, and polls show that the Green New Deal is broadly supported among voters of both parties. Sunrise has added more than 150 new local chapters since November, and is growing every day.
And so, once again, we put it to our blog community . . .
WILL THESE SPEAKERS HELP KANSAS CITY SAVE THE PLANET?!?
You decide . . .