Green New Deal

Official response from submitted

Climate change is not just a threat to the Commonwealth, but to the whole world. The world has 12 years to fix our broken systems and put the environment back on track. We need to take immediate action to stop irreversible damage to our ecosystems, atmosphere, and the air we breath. 

Virginia has the opportunity not just to take direct action to fix climate change, but to be a national leader in the fight against it. I support the implementation of the Green New Deal. This policy not just supports transitioning to a more sustainable economy, but helps our workers along the way. 

I wrote at length on labor policies --including the fight for a living wage -- on our blog for this year's May Day / International Workers Day.