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17 Nov 2020

Feminist Agenda for a Green New Deal

Feminist Green New Deal Coalition says a just recovery involves investing in both ​construction & care

The Biden/Harris win was only possible because of the tireless ​grassroots and feminist organizing power of Black, Indigenous and Latinx women, and women and gender non- conforming people of color who turned out the vote in their communities... Biden's election opens space for new possibilities and accountability to movements’ demands. While a starting point is Biden's stated commitment to re-enter the Paris Climate Agreement, we cannot settle there... We will not settle for less than ​a feminist, intersectional executive office that centers care, cooperation, and global justice, and moves money to match the plans.

... We see ourselves as ​connected to and in solidarity with popular movements fighting for liberation and democracy all over the world​... This regime in the US is connected to other fascist regimes globally — white supremacy here emboldens various forms of supremacy elsewhere. ​The United States shapes global financial, fiscal, trade and climate policies, laws and norms that deeply affect people’s lives.

... This is our ​moment to center climate and care... Low-carbon, care-centered industries that already exist and are woefully underfunded and supported. They are teachers, health care workers, domestic workers, disabled and elderly care workers. These industries largely employ women, especially women of color, and they are devastatingly underpaid and undervalued... A feminist Green New Deal centers public financing for public services and public systems, which is the foundation of a social contract that delivers human rights, gender equality and intersectional justice for historically marginalized communities.