Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

For Immediate Release

Contact

Press Release

350 Action Endorses “Public Housing Green New Deal Act” Introduced by Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Sanders

BROOKLYN, NY -

Today, Senator Sanders and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez announced their “Public Housing Green New Deal Act,” designed to modernize and improve public housing in the United States as part of the Green New Deal. The act seeks to rehabilitate housing in disrepair, and upgrade existing public housing, while transitioning all of public housing in the United States to highly energy-efficient homes.

Natalie Mebane, Associate Director of Policy at 350 Action said,

 

"The “Public Housing Green New Deal Act” is exactly the kind of legislation we need to combat both the climate crisis and economic injustice. Communities living in America’s under-resourced public housing deserve to be centered in our just transition to renewable energy. By investing in energy efficiency upgrades in America's public housing units, we will save energy, reduce carbon pollution and help to create more sustainable homes. 

We should strive as a nation to make all of our homes zero carbon and this bill is an important first step. It is time to transition off of fossil fuels and put millions to work doing so. We are proud to support the “Public Housing Green New Deal Act” and look forward to seeing more legislation like it, that makes the goals of the Green New Deal a reality."

###

350 Action is the independent political action arm of the non-profit, non-partisan climate justice group 350.org.

Biden Drilling Report Blasted as 'Shocking Capitulation to the Needs of Corporate Polluters'

"Greenlighting more fossil fuel extraction, then pretending it's OK by nudging up royalty rates, is like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic," said one campaigner.

Jessica Corbett ·


UNESCO Members Adopt First Global AI Ethics Agreement 'To Benefit Humanity'

"We're at a critical juncture in history," said Ethics in Tech founder Vahid Razavi. "We need as humans to come together and decide what is the best course of action to take with these technologies before they surpass us in their abilities."

Brett Wilkins ·


Progressive US Lawmakers Mark Black Friday With Calls to Pass the PRO Act

"The right to organize, fight for better working conditions, and fair pay must always be protected."

Jessica Corbett ·


'We Are Fighting Back': Global Black Friday Strikes and Protests Seek to #MakeAmazonPay

"We are workers and activists divided by geography and our role in the global economy but united in our commitment to Make Amazon Pay fair wages, its taxes, and for its impact on the planet."

Kenny Stancil ·


'It Was Entirely Avoidable': Rich Countries Blamed as New Covid Variant Sparks Global Alarm

"Allowing new variants to emerge and spread, 13 months into the vaccine era, is a policy choice by the rich world."

Jake Johnson ·

Support our work.

We are independent, non-profit, advertising-free and 100% reader supported.

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values.
Direct to your inbox.

Subscribe to our Newsletter.


Common Dreams, Inc. Founded 1997. Registered 501(c3) Non-Profit | Privacy Policy
Common Dreams Logo