BREAKING: Motion for a Green New Deal

From email from: Mari Piggott – Our Time Vancouver 350canada@350.org

Friends,

Today we are celebrating yet another victory for our movement. One of the Green New Deal champions we helped elect in October, MP Peter Julian, just announced he’s submitted a motion for a Green New Deal. This motion, M-1, is the first motion filed by any MP elected into the 43rd parliament. This is all thanks to the incredible organizing efforts of young people, who made sure the climate crisis and Green New Deal were top issues in the election.

Motion M-1 lays the foundation for the 43rd Parliament to begin building the bold, ambitious Green New Deal that we’ve been fighting for. But we need to act quickly to make sure that it receives the attention it deserves.

MPs can speak directly to this motion everytime they table petitions in support of it. That’s why we need people across Canada to gather petition signatures in support of M-1 and deliver them to MP offices across the country. We’ve prepared a toolkit that makes it easy to go through all the steps. Click here to download it.

If this year has shown us anything, it is that people across the country are ready for Canada to take bold and transformative action to dramatically reduce emissions and tackle rising inequality.

That means our elected leaders need to reject dirty fossil fuel projects, like the TransMountain pipeline and the Teck Frontier Mine, and begin building a made-in-Canada Green New Deal that upholds Indigenous rights, centers racial and migrant justice, and creates millions of decent jobs for all. Help keep up the momentum for a Green New Deal in the House of Commons and gather petition signatures to deliver to your Member of Parliament.

Young people, like myself, made sure this was the climate election. We worked tirelessly to elect Green New Deal Champions like MP Peter Julian. And we’re not going anywhere. In the new year, we have big plans to ensure that the House of Commons adopts this motion and goes even further to pass Green New Deal legislation.

Onwards,

Mari, organizer with Our Time Vancouver 

PS – Each Member of Parliament only needs to receive 25 petition signatures in support of a Green New Deal in order to speak to M-1 in Parliament. That means you could take action as easily as circulating a petition at your office holiday party or a family dinner. Download the toolkit here to get started!

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