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FCCP February First Monday Discussion: The Green New Deal + A New 21st Century Economy
February 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EST
As the 116th Congress kicks off and the 2020 Presidential race begins in earnest, advocates, policymakers and candidates have the opportunity to set the stage for advancing an economic agenda featuring climate-forward jobs and key priorities. The Green New Deal launched by the rapidly growing Sunrise Movement is part of a vibrant ecosystem of campaigns and organizations calling for good jobs, climate justice, clean infrastructure, and transformative economic change. The diverse coalition around the Millions of Jobs campaign has similarly called for massive public investments in infrastructure to generate millions of decent jobs and prioritize racial and gender equity, climate justice, and worker protections.
Join us for a deep dive into these fast-breaking movements and how policy leaders and organizations are collaborating to propel their work for the future.
- Ellen Dorsey, Wallace Global Fund (moderator)
- Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics, Roosevelt Institute
- Varshini Prakash, Sunrise Movement
- Maurice Mitchell, Working Families Organization
- Ben Beachy, Sierra Club’s Living Economy Program
Co-sponsors: Chesapeake Bay Funders Network, Climate and Energy Funders Group/BFG, Economic Opportunity Funders, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Health & Environmental Funders Network, Philanthropy New York, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders