Metropolitan DC Demands a Green New Deal for Public Schools

Metropolitan DC Democratic Representatives and Federal Leadership

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To Metropolitan DC-Area Democratic Representatives, including:

David Trone (MD-6); Steny Hoyer (MD-5), Anthony Brown (MD-4); Don Beyer (VA-8), Jennifer Wexton (VA-10), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Kweisi Mfume (MD-7), John Sarbanes (MD-3), Mayor Muriel Bowser, and DC Councilmembers.

As well as Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and President Biden,

Every day, millions of public school students, teachers, and staff work and learn in crumbling, unventilated buildings that swelter in summer and freeze in winter. It's no different in much of the Metropolitan DC area, where public schools have been historically underserved by local leadership, and educators have been subject to budget cuts and recurrent anti-worker campaigns. Now, during a precarious return to schools in the middle of a resurgent pandemic, it's high time we stand with teachers and their students.

The Green New Deal for Public Schools Act of 2021 (H.R. 4442) is a good start. It will invest an unprecedented $1.4 trillion over ten years in America's K-12 public schools to build the carbon-free, climate-resilient schools of tomorrow. That funding will create 1.3 million jobs per year and eliminate 78 million tons of CO2 annually, while also hiring more teachers and staff, removing toxic materials, expanding community services, and closing the education gap.

The bill includes:

$486 billion towards Green School Facilities

$250 billion towards Resource Increases

$100 million towards Community Engagement, and

$695 billion for Accessibility

As local members of the working class, we need all hands on deck in order to get this passed! We are asking not only for your support, but that you to help us petition and call our local education workers, parents, and students to come together to support this plan to protect our people and our climate. JOIN US!

Together we will fight for a green future in Metropolitan DC and beyond. If you would like to get involved with Metro DC DSA on this campaign and more, join here.

To: Metropolitan DC Democratic Representatives and Federal Leadership
From: [Your Name]

We demand you co-sponsor the Green New Deal for Public Schools (Bill No. H.R. 4442), and fight for massive investment in green retrofits and education funding in the infrastructure package.