Dispatch from the campaign #9
It’s been a great week for our movement, with Labour making important policy announcements, another 17 CLPs sending our motion to conference, and our local groups hosting events across the country!
On Sunday it was announced that the next Labour government will act to stop the UK government hiding the country’s “true impact on our climate” by measuring the emissions created through our consumption as well as production. In a further announcement on 16 July Labour outlined plans to withdraw support from World Bank managed Climate Investment Funds, and redirect this finance through UN institutions like the Green Climate Fund.
It is great to see this internationalist, socialist vision for a radical transformation of our economy, and we need to keep up the momentum!
We’re building a powerful movement for the many, and the list of CLPs sending our motion to conference is growing fast. We had the great news that Islington North joined on Wednesday, with Jeremy Corbyn welcoming the news and restating Labour’s commitment to a radical climate politics!
We want a radical Green New Deal to be top of the conference agenda. With just two months to go, the countdown is on! CLPs can submit their motion until Thursday 12 September. If you want to pass it, let us know here:
If you’re going to be in Brighton we want to hear from you, especially if you are a conference delegate!
What’s been happening?
GLASGOW – Glasgow Labour for a Green New Deal hosted their first workshop on 13 July. Join them for the next meeting on 1 August to discuss the possibilities and priorities for a Green New Deal in Scotland and beyond. More info here.
DURHAM – On Saturday we joined thousands of comrades for an inspiring day at the 135th Durham Miners Gala! Workers must be front and centre of the struggle for a Green New Deal. Listen to Jeremy Corbyn’s speech here.
LONDON – Our co-founder Angus Satow joined Royal Docks Labour branch on 18 July to discuss the climate crisis and our vision for a Green New Deal. And they passed our general motion for East Ham CLP’s next meeting!
South East Cambridgeshire, Islington North, Islington South, Oxford and District, Northampton South, Hitchin & Harpenden, Hammersmith, South Staffordshire, Stretford & Urmston, Harlow, Filton & Bradley Stoke, Dulwich & West Norwood, Leeds West, Manchester Gorton, Milton Keynes North, Newcastle East and Oxford East have all joined the list of CLPs sending our motion to conference! Get a copy of it to pass in your branch or CLP here:
Updates from local groups and organisers
MANCHESTER – Manchester City Council declared a climate emergency last Wednesday. Manchester Labour for a Green New Deal are now calling on the council to review all existing policy in light of their declaration - read their article in The Metreor here. They will be campaigning over the summer and running stalls across Greater Manchester, the first of which is in Rochdale on the 21st July! If you are interested in getting involved with Manchester LGND, get in touch with them on social media or via email.
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See you next week!
Jenny on behalf of the Lab4GND team