Rashida Tlaib and Abdul El-Sayed to discuss Green New Deal at free Detroit event

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Apr 16, 2019 at 3:17 pm
click to enlarge Abdul El-Sayed. - Tom Perkins
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Abdul El-Sayed.

As people across the country step up to demand that our leaders confront the challenges of climate change, a nascent political movement has grown from the Green New Deal. To support its recent momentum, Sunrise Movement is touring eight cities across the U.S., including Detroit, to raise awareness and empower citizens to support sensible climate policies.

In Detroit, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Abdul El-Sayed, Dorthea Thomas of Good Jobs Now, and Natasha J. Fern√°ndez-Silber of Democratic Socialists of America will share personal testimony on how climate change has affected them and their communities. The Detroit stop will emphasize sustainable water infrastructure and poverty elimination.

The Road to a Green New Deal begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19 at Bonstelle Theatre; 3424 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-577-2972; Event is free with registration here.

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