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'Great Example' of Local Organizing as Maine AFL-CIO Signs Onto #GreenNewDeal

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'Great Example' of Local Organizing as Maine AFL-CIO Signs Onto #GreenNewDeal

Eoin Higgins, staff writer

Maine's Green New Deal legislation is the first to be backed by labor unions.

The Maine AFL-CIO made its support for the state-level bill public on Tuesday.

The union delivered a strong statement allying the organization with the environmentally friendly policy from executive director Matt Schlobohm.

Schlobohm said that the Green New Deal could answer the "twin crises" of climate change and inequality.

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The 'Century of the Self’ must be consciously brought to a close. It has been a continuing demise into genocide, ecocide and too many -cides.

Thank you Maine AFL-CIO, may you, the teachers, nurses and doctors be joined by A VOCAL 52% of Americans who actually SEE the writing on the wall.
No, we aren’t absolutely certain of the future. But then again, aside from the falacies of advertising promises, there has never been a certainty anyway. HOW we approach recovery from the devastation and destruction wrought by a sick system is our matter at hand.

We have had to be awakened by another Children’s Crusade where the environment has been weaponized

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KUDOS to these pioneers and future-setters.

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They are stating their support during a time of crisis and pointing to a path of the changes needed and hoping others will follow. Problem with that?

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There is a thing called HOPE, Paul. (NOT the O’liar kind) that points out a direction and the direction is FINALLY being pointed to a long overdue crisis: Destruction of the planet by homo sapiens. Sometimes you gotta kick the left brain out the door and let the left brain “play” a bit.

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From the first line of the article: “Maine’s Green New Deal legislation”.
From the second line of the article: “the state-level bill”.
Not sure how they do things in your country but here in America citizen co-sponsorship of state and federal legislation before the respective legislature is actually quite common. It’s a method of showing public support for the legislation being co-sponsored. If you are serious about wanting to see how it is defined the bill number is LD1282 and HP 924.
http://legislature.maine.gov/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0924&item=1&snum=129

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I noticed that senator Collins isn’t in the picture, or mentioned as a sponsor.

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In the spirit of “Where have all the flowers gone.”

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Is that such a surprise being that she’s such a hold out?

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