Just as our world changes, we must change our strategies, too.
Five years ago, we turned fear into hope. We aimed for the very top of American politics. Now, we’ve got to turn that hope into a discipline, and nurture the seeds of revolution from the bottom-up. And the facts still remain in our favor.
Across this country, tens of thousands of young people still dream of a Green New Deal. For the first time in decades, people see climate as a real priority. We’ve achieved massive government action to kickstart our transition to a better world. And election cycle after election cycle, it’s our generation that is saving the country from their agenda.
It’s time for us to take over, classroom by classroom, school by school, city by city.
If we build our own mass movement, if we demand power in our hometowns, we can take over the country we only know in our dreams.
If we can remake our schools to take on the greatest crisis we’ve ever seen, we will pave the way for the rest of society to follow.
If we organize everyday people to bring the Green New Deal to cities and towns across the country, we can win local Green New Deal policy that proves to our neighbors and our leaders that this is the solution we need.
If we build a movement of thousands of young organizers across race and class, we will change the common sense that has led us to this broken world, and we can overpower the dirty money and corporations that currently have a stranglehold on our politicians by voting them out and voting our people in.
And finally, we’ll bring a fully funded Green New Deal to every corner of America.
Day-by-day, door-to-door, hand-in-hand with our neighbors, we’ll sow the seeds of a Green New Deal from the bottom up.