2/14/19: Commentary: Don’t confuse Cuomo’s Green New Deal with Green Party

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Green New Deal is not the eco-socialist approach the Green Party has had in mind in gubernatorial and presidential campaigns since 2010. The Greens’ version is an economic justice program like the original New Deal. It aims to revitalize the public sector in order to secure universal economic rights to a living-wage job, an adequate income, decent housing, comprehensive health care, and a good education. It includes public job and income guarantees, expanded public housing, improved Medicare for all, and free public education from pre-K through college. It’s a Green New Deal because it would also build a zero-carbon, 100 percent clean energy economy by 2030 to provide the economic stimulus and sustainable foundation for economic rights for all.

Link: https://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/Commentary-Don-t-confuse-Cuomo-s-Green-New-Deal-13618602.php

Also published at Houston Chronicle: https://www.chron.com/opinion/article/Commentary-Don-t-confuse-Cuomo-s-Green-New-Deal-13618602.php

Albany Times Union


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February 14, 2019

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