Create thousands of clean energy jobs throughout New York state.
Foster a transition to accessible and affordable 100% clean energy by 2050 with a benchmark goal of 50% by 2030.
Support low-income communities disproportionately hurt by climate change with revenue generated by a fee to polluters.
Advocate for economic justice in the transition to a 100% clean energy economy that puts workers and families first.
We believe that all people have a right to live and make a living on a living planet.
Governments at all levels need to act now because the warming planet puts prosperity out of reach for far too many.
We support democratic and public control of the energy and finance sectors so that private interests never compromise the health and well-being of workers and our communities.
As the impacts of climate change mount, the crises of inequality and democracy will continue to grow.
We know what must be done. We have to shift away from extracting and burning fossil fuels and towards a lower carbon economy and fast. It is imperative that we recognize and achieve the targets for greenhouse gas emission reduction that climate science requires.
The jobs created by climate protection must be good jobs that respect workers’ right to organize. Jobs must be open and accessible to those who have been excluded from and discriminated against in the labor force. Likewise, small businesses and local economies should thrive in a new clean energy economy.
We prioritize climate-vulnerable frontline communities and energy-insecure communities. Fairness and equity means the burden of policies that are necessary for society, like protecting the climate, shouldn’t be borne by a small minority who happen to be victimized by their side effects.
Workers employed in carbon-intensive industries should be guaranteed work in new industries and be provided strong social safety net benefits, including fully-funded retirement plans and free re-training opportunities. Young people benefit from career training for a wide-range of work opportunities in a clean energy future.
To do that, there need to be resources and meaningful participation by community, labor, environmental justice, environmental, and other constituents.
The movement currently consists of the following groups. *Asterisks denote Steering Committee members.
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