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People & Planet First

The climate crisis is here – extreme weather makes our communities sick, while floods and wildfires poison water and air, destroy our homes and even transform our sacred places, hurting mental and spiritual well-being.  It does not have to be this way.

Right now, corporations profit from damaging our climate, and divide people based on race, background, or where we live. This harms all of us and hurts Black, and Brown and Indigenous people the most.

Most of us want the same things: a good life for ourselves and our children, a better future we can look forward to, and to be treated fairly.

Our People and Planet First campaign works to build the path towards a future with good jobs and green energy in a sustainable economy, with clean water, air and opportunities for all.

People & Planet First

The focus of our campaign

100% Just Energy Economy

Amending the Green New Deal to center people of color and directly impacted communities.

Green Jobs

Using the transition to a 100% renewable energy system to drive the economy, with priority placed on training and employment of Black, Indigenous, and people of color.

Democratizing the Grid

Putting energy systems back in the control of the people who use them, rather than private, for-profit corporations.

Ending Sacrifice Zones

Prioritizing environmental clean up and protection of places most impacted by pollution and climate change.
About the Campaign

What can you do to help?

We aim to localize, enact, and implement a jobs-and-justice forward Green New Deal that decarbonizes the nation by at least 50% by 2030.

To accomplish these goals, we are building a base: starting with a diverse leadership team of the most impacted community members, then connecting local infrastructure fights to the narrative power of the Green New Deal and national recovery efforts. And, we are shifting the winds, pushing for cross-government climate solutions and utilizing deep federal investments for local governance.

We’re all in this together. By coming together like we’ve done in the past to win better wages, civil rights, and other victories, we can build a future where everyone has a chance to thrive, not just the wealthy few.

That’s why we launched the People & Planet First campaign. Now it’s your turn: get involved today.

Updates from the campaign

The latest updates, press, actions, and events on our People & Planet First campaign.

People’s Action to Protest EPA Hearing on Trump’s Dirty Energy Plan

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