Repost from Progressive Democrats of Benicia [Editor: Rep. Thompson continues to impress me with his strong record of support on progressive issues across the board. Watch the video for his views on gun violence prevention, the Green New Deal / global warming, health care, taxes / economic inequality, immigration, and more. – R.S.]
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For Immediate Release: February 7, 2019 Contact: Alex Macfarlane 202-225-3311
Thompson Cosponsors Green New Deal
Lays out bold statement about how to address climate change
Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he is an original cosponsor of the Green New Deal, legislation that outlines broad recommendations on how to aggressively address the threat of climate change over the next decade. A statement from Thompson on his support is below.
“Climate change is the most existential threat we face today. I have long said that if we do not act now nothing else we do matters because there won’t be a planet to pass on to our children. That’s why I am a proud, original cosponsor of the Green New Deal, a resolution stating the steps we must take to address climate change. Today the United States Congress is making a bold statement about climate change. We are saying that we must take this threat seriously, that we must take action, and that we must use every tool at our disposal to get this done. This includes strengthening our resiliency against future disasters exacerbated by climate change, modernizing our infrastructure, deepening our renewable energy capacity, and mitigating the negative health and economic impacts we are already experiencing due to climate change. I am proud of our new majority for taking this important step forward and stand willing and ready to continue on this path toward addressing climate change.”
You can click here to read the text of the Green New Deal.