RootsAction is glad to relay this paid message from Congressman Ro Khanna, which is consistent with our progressive mission:
I didn’t run for Congress to sit around and retread the same tired ideas. I ran because I thought the district of Silicon Valley deserved a representative who was innovating and pushing the boundaries in public policy.
That’s why I haven’t been shy about bringing big ideas to the House floor. From my trillion-dollar tax credit for working families to my Internet Bill of Rights. I believe that the policies we put forward must match up to the size of the challenges we are trying to solve.
In that spirit, I am proud to be an original cosponsor of legislation for a Green New Deal alongside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and many of my progressive colleagues.
Our bill would . . .
- Bring the U.S. to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years.
- Set up a national smart grid.
- Create millions of high-paying jobs in low-carbon industries.
- Promote environmental justice by preventing current and repairing historic inequities that vulnerable communities face.
When the scientists are telling us we are running out of time to act, this is no time for small ideas.
I’ll be throwing everything I have into getting this bill passed in the House. But passing this landmark legislation will only be possible if millions of people like you demand that Congress follow through on their promises with bold climate action. Can you sign on to my petition to pressure Congress into supporting the Green New Deal?
Your ongoing support makes my work here in Washington possible, and for that I am extremely grateful.
Click here to add your name.
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