Shravya Jain-Conti; firstname.lastname@example.org; 917-328-6973
Emma Collin; email@example.com; (631)708-6840
***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR NOV 13, 12 pm EDT***
GRASSROOTS NETWORK TO LAUNCH POLICY PLATFORM OUTLINING A GREEN NEW DEAL FOR THE GULF SOUTH
WHAT: Join us for a national launch of the Gulf South for a Green New Deal (GS4GND) Policy Platform.
The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy has anchored the six month collective grassroots development of a regional vision for a Green New Deal. Community leaders, indigenous tribal members, farmers, fisherfolks, small business owners, and residents from the 5 Gulf South states (TX, LA, MS, AL, FL) cultivated the Gulf South for a Green New Deal Policy Platform in order to assert the role of the Gulf South in national conversations and secure a more resilient and sustainable future for residents of the region. In May 2019 more than 50 groups co-sponsored the launch of GS4GND. Today, more than 100 organizations have endorsed the Gulf South for a Green New Deal Policy Platform.
WHO: The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy along with various community members, leaders, and organizers working on issues including climate, housing, criminal justice and more across the 5 Gulf South states (TX, LA, MS, AL, FL). Their ongoing work comprises elements of the Gulf South for a Green New Deal Policy Platform.
Brief presentation on Gulf South for a Green New Deal policy platform to be followed by Q&A.
WHEN: November 13, 2019 at 11am CDT/ 12pm EDT
WHY: The South is often excluded from national policy processes and conversations on how to address the global climate crisis. Gulf South for a Green New Deal is a collective policy platform developed by community members to uplift the strategic value of the Gulf South in a national Green New Deal conversation. This platform will amplify frontline Gulf South voices who have invaluable insight into what a Green New Deal must include in order to be successful in this unique region and nationally.
HOW: Please RSVP with Shravya Jain-Conti, firstname.lastname@example.org
The press briefing will run via Zoom: https://climatenexus.zoom.us/j/894969626
(joining online is the easiest way to ask questions)
Participants can also dial in via phone by calling the following number below with the corresponding meeting ID: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833
Webinar ID: 894 969 626