Pact for the Green New Deal: “Now is the time to build power behind the solutions we need.”

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The Leap is hitting the road in June to build a massive wave of popular support behind the Green New Deal. We’re going on a seven-city tour with artists, activists, and amazing allies — like El Jones, David Suzuki, Kanahus Manuel, Ingrid Waldron, Harsha Walia, Ellen Gabriel, Maude Barlow, and Naomi Klein — to shine a spotlight on this growing movement.

The Leap’s co-founder Avi Lewis has some hopes to share about the radical possibilities of a Green New Deal for our society — and he’s recorded a video message inviting you to join us on tour next month.

Watch Avi’s video invitation, then get your ticket to our Green New Deal for All tour.

Last week, a coalition of workers, artists, Indigenous leaders, scientists, youth, and people directly impacted by climate catastrophe launched the Pact for a Green New Deal in Canada. And in just seven days, tens of thousands of people have signed the pledge to be part of this movement.

Building on that momentum, our tour will popularize the transformative vision of a Green New Deal for All in the lead up to the federal election.

You don’t want to miss this. Get your seat now for The Leap’s cross-Canada tour: A Green New Deal for All.

Like the Leap Manifesto, the Green New Deal is a vision for how the total transformation of our society and economy can tackle climate change while repairing historical harms, reducing current inequalities, and respecting Indigenous rights.

But since we launched the Manifesto four years ago, just ahead of the last federal election, we’ve watched our elected politicians break their climate promises over and over again. We can’t afford to let that happen again. Now is the time to build power behind the solutions we need.

We’re going on tour to make sure a Green New Deal for All is an election issue this October. Join us.

Mark these on your calendar:

Green New Deal set up for Belleville for May 27th at St Thomas Church  for Monday May 27th evening 7 to 9 pm.
Wednesday May 22 at 10 am; Prince Edward County Field Naturalists are visiting Todd Smith’s office, Unit 4, 5503 Hwy. 62 S Belleville on International Biodiversity Day

The Leap’s work has been turbo-charged by the idea of a Green New Deal since last year

 How can it be  built to truly address the triple crises of climate change, rising racism, and economic inequality we’re facing?

The solutions that the Green New Deal puts on the table aren’t exactly new. But since we launched the Leap Manifesto in 2015 — another vision for how the total transformation of our society and economy can tackle climate change while repairing historical harms, reducing current inequalities, and respecting Indigenous rights — we have seen new reasons for both hope and despair.

Now is the time to build power behind the solutions that have been here all along.As Leap co-founder Naomi Klein says, “The ground for this moment has been prepared for decades.”

Sign the Pact for a Green New Deal. Let’s build this together.

We’re seeing a kaleidoscope of electrifying efforts emerge — from weekly youth-led climate strikes, to migrant justice days of action to #UniteAgainstRacism, to the new “Our Time” campaign, with its organizing hubs of young people working to elect candidates who support a Green New Deal in the 2019 federal election. With so much resistance being seeded around us, we’re feeling more hopeful than ever about the revolutionary change we need right now — or, at the very least, the possibility of uniting across movements and generations to work together on this shared vision.

Join the Pact for a Green New Deal to be part of the conversation about a Green New Deal for everyone.

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