2022-07-28 Call President Biden, Thursday July 28 – Tell Him to Declare a Climate Emergency and Implement ClimatePresident.org President Biden: 202-456-1111 (between 11 AM to 3 PM ET) or via internet https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
Message: It is time for President Biden to act on the climate crisis before it is too late. He should declare a climate emergency and issue critical executive orders as outlined in ClimatePresident.org. He also needs to stop all new fossil fuels and enact a comprehensive Green New Deal with a 10 year timeline to get to zero emissions combined with a strong Economic Bill of Rights.
Tweet: We need @JoeBiden to declare a #ClimateEmergency and issue Executive Orders (ClimatePresident.org). It is time for the Democrats to say No to fossil fuels and their campaign donations. We need an ecosocialist #GreenNewDeal. (http://www.gp.org/green_new_deal)
Background: Climate change is the greatest threat to humanity. At our present rate of greenhouse gas emissions, we will exceed the 1.5 degree C threshold within 7 years. For the last decade, the various Green Party presidential candidates have pledged to take executive action on climate on their first day in office. Green Party candidates first called for a Green New Deal back in 2010.
President Biden promised voters he would take at least some action on climate. Yet he has violated his campaign pledges. For instance, he has increased the number of permits for fossil fuels on federal land despite saying he would end them. He has stood idly by while Senator Manchin, heavily invested in coal, has blocked action of his inadequate and ever shrinking Build Back Better climate budget initiative.
Last week, Biden overruled his own staff and at the last moment refused to declare a climate emergency and take essential executive action on climate. He said after decades in the Senate and the White House that he still needed more time to “study” the issue. Yet is was clear even before Biden took office that a divided Congress owned by the fossil fuel industry was never going to enact any climate legislation and that even the more limited budget reconciliation process was going to be difficult.
For More Info: gp.org/ecoaction_committee
All human beings must be allowed a say in decisions that affect their lives; no one should be subject to the will of another. We work to improve public participation in every aspect of government and seek to ensure that our public representatives are fully accountable to the people who elect them. We also work to create new types of political organizations that expand the process of participatory democracy by directly including citizens in decision-making.
Social Justice And Equal Opportunity
As a matter of right, all persons must have the opportunity to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment. We must consciously confront in ourselves, our organizations, and society at large, any discrimination by race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, religion, or physical or mental ability that denies fair treatment and equal justice under the law.
Human societies must function with the understanding that we are part of nature, not separate from nature. We must maintain an ecological balance and live within the ecological and resource limits of our communities and our planet. We support a sustainable society that utilizes resources in such a way that future generations will benefit and not suffer from the practices of our generation. To this end we must practice agriculture that replenishes the soil, move to an energy-efficient economy, and live in ways that respect the integrity of natural systems.
It is essential that we develop effective alternatives to society’s current patterns of violence. We will work to demilitarize and eliminate weapons of mass destruction, without being naive about the intentions of other governments. We recognize the need for self-defense and the defense of others who are in danger. We promote non-violent methods to oppose practices and policies with which we disagree, and will guide our actions toward lasting personal, community and global peace.
Centralization of wealth and power contributes to social and economic injustice, environmental destruction, and militarization. We seek a restructuring of social, political and economic institutions away from a system controlled by and mostly benefiting the powerful few, to a democratic, less bureaucratic system. Decision-making should, as much as possible, remain at the individual and local level, while assuring that civil rights are protected for all.
We support redesigning our work structures to encourage employee ownership and workplace democracy. We support developing new economic activities and institutions that allow us to use technology in ways that are humane, freeing, ecological, and responsive and accountable to communities. We support establishing a form of basic economic security open to all. We call for moving beyond the narrow ‘job ethic’ to new definitions of ‘work,’ ‘jobs’ and ‘income’ in a cooperative and democratic economy. We support restructuring our patterns of income distribution to reflect the wealth created by those outside the formal monetary economy – those who take responsibility for parenting, housekeeping, home gardens, community volunteer work, and the like. We support restricting the size and concentrated power of corporations without discouraging superior efficiency or technological innovation.
Feminism And Gender Equity
We have inherited a social system based on male domination of politics and economics. We call for the replacement of the cultural ethics of domination and control with cooperative ways of interacting that respect differences of opinion and gender. Human values such as gender equity, interpersonal responsibility, and honesty must be developed with moral conscience. We recognize that the processes for determining our decisions and actions are just as important as achieving the outcomes we want.
Respect For Diversity
We believe it is important to value cultural, ethnic, racial, sexual, religious and spiritual diversity, and to promote the development of respectful relationships across the human spectrum. We believe that the many diverse elements of society should be reflected in our organizations and decision-making bodies, and we support the leadership of people who have been traditionally closed out of leadership roles. We encourage respect for all life forms, and increased attention to the preservation of biodiversity.
Personal And Global Responsibility
We encourage individuals to act to improve their personal wellbeing and, at the same time, to enhance ecological balance and social harmony. We seek to join with people and organizations around the world to foster peace, economic justice, and the health of the planet.
Future Focus And Sustainability
Our actions and policies should be motivated by long-term goals. We seek to protect valuable natural resources, safely disposing of or ‘unmaking’ all waste we create, while developing a sustainable economics that does not depend on continual expansion for survival. We must counterbalance the drive for short-term profits by assuring that economic development, new technologies, and fiscal policies are responsible to future generations who will inherit the results of our actions. We must make the quality of all lives, rather than open-ended economic growth, the focus of future thinking and policy.
Source: Green Party
Never has our country faced as many challenges and crises as we do now.
Levels of federal revenue are the lowest they have been since 1950 because of tax cuts and breaks for the very rich and for corporations.
Government agencies charged with safeguarding public health and safety are operating with slashed budgets that paralyze their efforts.
Jobs are being permanently relocated outside the country, while social and educational programs are being gutted.
Our food, water, air, and soil are increasingly found to bear toxins and debilitating pollution.
Every single level of government—local, county, state, and federal—is operating in the red, running up crushing amounts of debt.
Many of our allies and former friends around the world are disgusted with our imperialist foreign policy, militarism, and arrogant corporate behavior.
Realizing that our actions will be judged by future generations, how can we draw on the best of our traditions, calling forth a spirit of ingenuity and citizen participation to achieve a free, democratic, just, and responsible society, one that actively responds to the crucial ecological challenges of our time, rather than denying them.
We need to create a bold vision of our country's future!
We need a complete, thorough, impartial, and independent investigation of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, including the role of the administration of George W, Bush, various U.S. based corporations and interests, and other nations and third parties.
Following is my personal viewpoint as a self claimed expert on 9/11 events:
Having studied Science Engineering for 5 years in college, I knew from the first day that it was quite impossible for the towers to collapse absent a sophisticated explosive demolition.
Eventually, the Government was forced to investigate the events. When the 9/11 Commission Report was finally released, I found it to be more a fairy tale than an investigation as it ignored all the serious questions, doubts and known facts about what had really happened. I saw the report as a confession by my government!
Since 2005, I have offered a reward of $100,000.00 for the first person that can prove to my satisfaction that our government didn't plan, manage and cover-up the events of the 9/11 atacks. I have had no takers, but the offer still stands. Over the years more and more evidence has come to light further proving my position.
Our country is being run by traitors at the highest level.