Summer Lee to Join National ‘Green New Deal for the People’ Tour Stop in Pittsburgh Alongside PA Activists for Investments in Climate, Care, Union Jobs, and Environmental Justice

Feb 22, 2024
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For Planning Purposes 

Emilia Rowland, Emilia.Rowland@mail.house.gov – 330.212.2065

ADVISORY FOR TODAY, FEBRUARY 22ND

2024 at 2 PM 

  Summer Lee to Join National ‘Green New Deal for the People’ Tour Stop in Pittsburgh Alongside PA Activists for Investments in Climate, Care, Union Jobs, and Environmental Justice

The tour stop is hosted by national coalition Green New Deal Network and co-hosted by PA advocacy groups including Sunrise Pittsburgh, PA United, One PA, Breathe Project, IPAA Food Forestry Arts and Culture. 

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Pittsburgh, PA — The National ‘Green New Deal for the People’ tour will stop in Pittsburgh today for an event featuring remarks by Rep. Summer Lee and local & state activists about the urgency of federal Green New Deal investments to clean up pollution in working-class PA cities and towns, create green union jobs, and redress the illnesses and health conditions that residents of PA Environmental Justice communities are suffering as a result of pollution and climate impacts. 

Speakers at the tour stop, which is hosted by national climate justice coalition Green New Deal Network, will include Rep. Summer Lee, Allegheny County Executive Sara Innamorato. The Green New Deal for the People Tour is bringing together state and local elected officials, climate activists, environmental justice leaders, union representatives, Members of Congress, and community members in states across the nation to fight for Green New Deal investments including a commitment from President Biden and Congressional Democratic leadership to winning 90% of the funding that was cut out of the Build Back Better Act and an additional $1 trillion over the course of the next 4 years for GND-style policies

WHO: Green New Deal Network, PA United, One PA, Breathe Project, IPAA

Food Forestry Arts and Culture. 

  • Speakers:
    • Rep. Summer Lee, PA-12
    • Allegheny County Executive Sara Innamorato
    • More speakers to be announced, including labor leaders, indigenous community leaders, environmental advocates, parents, and teachers.

WHAT: Green New Deal for the People Tour Stop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • RALLY DEMANDS:
    • Invest in Pennsylvania the federal government must invest billions of dollars in climate justice and green jobs to protect our communities from the climate crisis 
    • Oil & Gas Well Cleanup – All abandoned oil and gas wells on Allegheny County-owned land must be identified, plugged, and monitored using funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and by creating good union jobs.
    • Redress for Increased Maternal Mortality in Environmental Justice Communities – Pennsylvania ranks 24th for  its maternal mortality rate, with Black women three to four times more likely to die after giving birth. The state legislature must address health disparities for Black mothers by passing Gov. Shapiro’s $2.6 million maternal programming allocation in the 2024-2025 budget to expand studies on maternal mortality prevention strategies. 
    • Urban & Rural Food Forestry Development – Create Urban and Rural Food Forestry Development aligned with Indigenous land stewardship traditions to mitigate stormwater runoff, create soil remediation, provide sustainable food security, and improve air quality by reducing emissions and ozone pollution.
    • Water Purification – Implementation of a city and urban incentives plan including water catchment gutter systems and rainwater barrels to decrease water runoff to prevent overflow in sewage systems and decrease pollution of lands, streams, and rivers.

WHEN

Thursday, February 22

Speaking program: 2-3pm

WHERE: Oval Tent @ Schenley Plaza: 4100 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh PA,

15260

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