NYC
2019
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
H206
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Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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The Green New Deal resolution proposed in Congress is in the national spotlight but it is a list of aspirations, not a real plan. This panel will look at what a real plan should entail. What will it cost, and where will the funds come from, for a Green New Deal that enacts an Economic Bill of Rights to jobs, income, housing, health care, and education and a Green Economy Reconstruction Program that converts all sectors of production, not just electric power production, to 100% clean energy and sustainability over the next decade or two? The speakers will present the budget for a Green New Deal of this scale. They will also make the case that this program will require substantial demilitarization of the economy, social ownership of key industries, and a democratic economic planning structure to coordinate the ecological conversion of all sectors of production.

Participants

Pramilla Malick, is an environmental activist and community organizer in NYS who been leading the fight for a frack-free energy policy. She is Chair of Protect Orange county, Founder of Principled Progressives, and a 2018 State Senate candidate. Her work has exposed the intersection of pollution...

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Jon Rynn is the author of "Manufacturing Green Prosperity: The power to rebuild the middle class", by Praeger Books, and has published articles in American Prospect, The Progressive, and Counterpunch. He has a Ph.D. in political science from the CUNY Graduate center. His writings are...

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Brian D'Agostino teaches history and political economy at the Harry Van Arsdale Center for Labor Studies; Empire State College SUNY. He is the author of The Middle Class Fights Back: How Progressive Movements Can Restore Democracy in America (Praeger 2012); available at...

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Howie Hawkins is a retired Teamster from Syracuse, New York. He was the Green Party candidate for New York governor in 2018 and is seeking the Green nomination for president in 2020.

Gloria Mattera is the Co-Chair of the Green Party of New York and a member of the Steering Committee of the Green Party of the United States.
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Gloria Mattera has been a member of the Green Party since 2001. Coming to the Green Party through the Nader campaign, Gloria has...

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