Dispatch from the campaign #3
It’s been another exciting week for us!
More branches and CLPs are passing our motion and local grassroots events in support of a radical Green New Deal have been happening across the country.
We’re building a powerful new movement for the many. Listen to our co-founder Aliya Yule outlining how a radical, internationalist Green New Deal can tackle the climate crisis and transform Britain. Help us spread the word!
We need to work on passing our conference motion in our CLPs. We want a Green New Deal to be top of the agenda, and for this to happen we need as many submissions as possible. If you want to pass it, let us know.
What's been happening?
It’s been another brilliant week for our GND motion, with Sevenoaks CLP, Abingdon Labour Branch, Liverpool Walton CLP, Pendle CLP, Hollinwood Labour Branch, Forest Gate North Labour Branch, Morecambe and Lunesdale CLP, Huntingdon CLP, South East Cornwall CLP and Labour Americas all passing it! Get a copy of it to pass in your CLP.
Bristol East CLP and Bristol West CLP are both sending our motion to conference, and Thangam Debbonaire has backed our campaign!
We joined Labour’s Community Organising unit, Rebecca Long-Bailey, and the community in Morecambe on 1 June to discuss how a people-powered Green Industrial Revolution can transform Morecambe and Lunesdale for the many.
Our co-founder Angus Satow spoke at Wandsworth Transformed on 1 June, outlining the potential of a Green New Deal for people and planet.
On 5 June we contributed to a panel discussion at the Citizens' Assembly on a Green New Deal for Westminster, and hope to see a local group form soon!
News from local groups
Birmingham Labour for a Green New Deal had their first meeting on 3 June, bringing local supporters together to discuss what a radical Green New Deal might look like for the West Midlands. Join them here.
Huntingdon CLP passed our GND motion this week. Ken from Huntingdon Labour for a Green New Deal described members’ enthusiasm for a Green New Deal:
“There was a passionate outpouring of support for action from a group that is normally quite conservative in everything it does.
It was really encouraging to see this unfold in rural England. And I think it demonstrates the enormous support for a Labour Green New Deal from rural areas that had previously fought tooth and nail to prevent the installation of wind turbines. The tide has turned.”