Inspiring new video! See also Lakota Law's blog.
After you send a message re: the Green New Deal, click the link to send a message via GreenPower.ngo to your representatives.
Thanks! Happy Holidays to you and yours!
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From: Chase Iron Eyes, Lakota Law<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 8:16 PM
Subject: Urgent: Support the Green New Deal & Native Inclusion
Things are moving forward quickly! The 2018 election provided a mandate for progressive policies that can safeguard our future. Newly elected Indigenous women who spent time at Standing Rock are championing a Green New Deal to confront the single most important issue of our time: the health and wellbeing of our climate and our Grandmother Earth. And today, the revival of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming is capturing the attention of the nation as we aspire to significant climate action.
Last week, we went to New Mexico to interview Deb Haaland, one of the first two Native women to be elected to US Congress. In our new video, she talks about why the Green New Deal is so important. This ambitious plan, proposed by her fellow congresswoman-elect, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, would create jobs, stimulate our economy, and transition us away from fossil fuels.
Deb and Alexandria need your support now! Use this advocacy form to send a letter to your House and Senate reps urging them to support the passage of a Green New Deal inclusive of Indigenous rights and leadership. Let’s also make sure Congresswoman-elect Haaland is appointed to the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.
At Standing Rock, we stood against the Dakota Access pipeline, but we didn’t stop there. We’re now bringing solar to the people through our #GreenTheRez initiative, and we’ll keep working until Standing Rock is fully energy independent and 100 percent green.
Ocasio-Cortez, Haaland and their fellow progressives are leading a grand, spiritual awakening through the Green New Deal movement. And the Lakota People’s Law Project is helping to bring that vision to Indian Country and infuse it with Native wisdom. The Green New Deal must be implemented now, and to be just it should include Native leadership and connection to the land. Help us amplify our voices in the halls of Congress. Your action today will help keep Unci Maka habitable and pristine for future generations.
Wopila — Thank you for your advocacy!
Chase Iron Eyes
Lakota People's Law Project
P.S. Please email your representatives today and tell them to support the Green New Deal with a strong focus on climate justice for Native people. Tell them to include Deb Haaland in its decision making and direction. For too long, we have been excluded from energy policy and disproportionately affected by the ravages of the fossil fuel industry. We helped lead the way here. We must not be forgotten again at this critical hour.
Lakota People's Law Project
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