Include a New Peace Deal in the Green New Deal

We love and wholeheartedly support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal AND we suggest some additions to address the environmental impact of militarism and the bloated Pentagon budget as a source of revenue. Sign your name to our letter below!


Dear Congresswoman-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,

We are thrilled with your draft of a Green New Deal and support it wholeheartedly. We would, however, like to suggest some additions to acknowledge the existence of the U.S. military as an environmentally destructive force, and the enormous U.S. military budget (over 60% of discretionary spending) as a potential source of revenue for the green initiatives this nation so desperately needs.

1. We suggest changing this:

The Plan for a Green New Deal (and the draft legislation) shall recognize that innovative public and other financing structures are a crucial component in achieving and furthering the goals and guidelines relating to social, economic, racial, regional and gender-based justice and equality and cooperative and public ownership set forth in paragraphs (2)(A)(i) and (6)(B).
to this:

The Plan for a Green New Deal (and the draft legislation) shall recognize that much of the 60% of discretionary spending now going into the environmentally destructive project of militarism can be moved to environmental protection, and that innovative public and other financing structures. . . .

2. We suggest adding this:

  • a major transition away from the environmental destruction of war and war-preparations, including the closure of most of the U.S. military bases abroad and within the United States and the thorough cleanup of the land and water in those locations.

    To the following list:

    The Plan for a Green New Deal (and the draft legislation) shall be developed in order to achieve the following goals, in each case in no longer than 10 years from the start of execution of the Plan:
  • 100% of national power generation from renewable sources;
  • building a national, energy-efficient, “smart” grid;
  • upgrading every residential and industrial building for state-of-the-art energy efficiency, comfort and safety;
  • decarbonizing the manufacturing, agricultural and other industries;
  • decarbonizing, repairing and improving transportation and other infrastructure;
  • funding massive investment in the drawdown and capture of greenhouse gases;
  • making “green” technology, industry, expertise, products and services a major export of the United States, with the aim of becoming the undisputed international leader in helping other countries transition to completely carbon neutral economies and bringing about a global Green New Deal.

Thank you again for your fantastic initiative and we hope you are able to incorporate our suggestions.

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  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    signed 2020-09-09 00:54:16 -0400
  • Giác LaGraff
    signed 2020-08-04 15:18:09 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    followed this page 2020-06-21 15:42:14 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    signed 2020-05-29 23:42:43 -0400
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  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    followed this page 2020-05-29 23:42:37 -0400
  • Charles T Kelly
    signed 2020-05-07 19:16:36 -0400
    Charles T Kelly, Citizens die in wars. What is our country doing for its citizens that would make them want to die for it? Free Education? free Health Care? Government Pensions. Other countries do that for their citizens and they don’t even have an offensive Military Force. We citizens are the Corporations’ work force and their Market.
  • Elizabeth Story
    signed 2020-04-22 10:59:09 -0400
  • Satya Vayu Vayu
    signed 2020-04-16 18:49:41 -0400
  • Rex Green
    signed 2020-04-16 17:39:59 -0400
    War is hell! Let’s defund it as part of going green.
  • Evan Ingalls
    signed 2020-04-16 17:15:09 -0400
  • Hossam E Fadel
    @aymanfadel tweeted link to this page. 2020-04-15 16:24:41 -0400
    We love and wholeheartedly support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal AND we suggest some additions to address the environmental impact of militarism and the bloated Pentagon budget as a source of revenue. #DivestFromWar to help save the earth! https://www.codepink.org/greennewdeal?recruiter_id=429142
  • Ayman Hossam Fadel
    signed 2020-04-15 16:24:27 -0400
    Ayman Hossam Fadel
  • david paul
    signed 2020-04-15 15:00:24 -0400
  • Raul Anorve
    signed 2020-04-15 13:46:18 -0400
    Raul Anorve
  • Amy Harlib
    @amyharlib tweeted link to this page. 2020-04-15 11:32:45 -0400
    We love and wholeheartedly support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal AND we suggest some additions to address the environmental impact of militarism and the bloated Pentagon budget as a source of revenue. #DivestFromWar to help save the earth! https://www.codepink.org/greennewdeal?recruiter_id=780379
  • Amy Harlib
    signed 2020-04-15 11:32:32 -0400
  • Mrs. Judith G. Anderson
    @ladygingermint tweeted link to this page. 2020-04-15 10:17:05 -0400
    We love and wholeheartedly support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal AND we suggest some additions to address the environmental impact of militarism and the bloated Pentagon budget as a source of revenue. #DivestFromWar to help save the earth! https://www.codepink.org/greennewdeal?recruiter_id=518643
  • Judith Anderson
    signed 2020-04-15 10:16:47 -0400
  • Joe Pfister
    signed 2020-04-15 10:04:52 -0400
  • Sally McMillan
    signed 2020-04-15 10:04:51 -0400
    Sally McMillan
  • Susan E Lippman
    signed 2020-04-15 09:31:46 -0400
    Susan E Lippman
  • Ron Fent
    signed 2020-04-15 09:21:26 -0400
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  • Phil Brand
    signed 2020-02-22 10:05:24 -0500
  • Raimo Kangasniemi
    @rk70534 tweeted link to this page. 2020-02-16 22:28:01 -0500
    We love and wholeheartedly support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal AND we suggest some additions to address the environmental impact of militarism and the bloated Pentagon budget as a source of revenue. #DivestFromWar to help save the earth! https://www.codepink.org/greennewdeal?recruiter_id=296047
  • Raimo Kangasniemi
    signed 2020-02-16 22:27:49 -0500
  • Inna Patrick
    signed 2020-01-21 11:55:06 -0500
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    @ tweeted link to this page. 2020-01-09 10:44:46 -0500
    We love and wholeheartedly support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal AND we suggest some additions to address the environmental impact of militarism and the bloated Pentagon budget as a source of revenue. #DivestFromWar to help save the earth! https://www.codepink.org/greennewdeal?recruiter_id=767336
  • sarah stevens
    signed 2019-12-10 16:56:17 -0500
  • Charles Britz
    signed 2019-11-26 16:38:15 -0500
  • Ken McDaniel
    signed 2019-11-24 18:51:28 -0500
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