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#GulfSouth4GND Policy Platform

This document is a collective assertion that the Gulf South must be included in the development of national policy. This platform is not a comprehensive policy vision, but rather a starting point and living tool of regional alignment and broad organizing in the Gulf South. The principles, goals, and strategies of this Policy Platform are offered to address what a Green New Deal must look like to be successful in the Gulf South. We offer this document as a step towards climate justice, self-determination, and dignity for all people everywhere. As goes the South, so goes the nation.

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7 Values of Gulf South for a Green New Deal

Our Collective Agreements in Working Together

As communities living in and working on the frontlines of disaster and extractive industry practices, we know the promise of jobs and justice cannot be achieved without ensuring the following values are reflected at every stage in the design and implementation of Green New Deal policies.

Advance Equity

Consider and repair historical harm
against those who have contributed the least to climate change and suffered the most. Advance solutions to the climate crisis that center those most impacted.

Follow the Frontlines

The voices and needs of Indigenous and frontline communities must be prioritized in a Green New Deal. The sovereign rights and treaties of all tribal nations must be acknowledged and honored.

Build Community Wealth & Health

For too long, workers in Gulf South communities have been forced into a false choice between a living wage and their health. Jobs associated with a Green New Deal must offer living wages, prioritize sustainable farming, transitioning to renewable energy, and investing in the next generation who will live on a further changing planet.

Invest in Visionary & Transformative Change

Urgent transformative action capable of
addressing the full scope and complexity of this moment is needed. Now is the time to invest in systems and institutions capable of bringing forth a more just, equitable, and sustainable world.

Advance Community &

Local Control

Power must be shifted away from large corporations and to local communities. We demand pathways towards affordable housing and sustainable homeownership, public control of natural resources, renewable energy sources and utility services.

Use an Intersectional Approach

The challenges facing frontline communities are not rooted in a single issue but rather the consequence of intersecting breaks and injustices in our social fabric.

Value All Humans Equally

Every human being has value and the inherent value of our humanity is not measured by our economic output. We deserve an economy rooted in the dignity and self-determination of communities, from the bottom up.

Current Signatories to the GS4GND
Values & Policy Platform

 

More than 225 organizations have already signed on to the

shared values and vision as articulated in the regional policy platform. 

New partners are updated each quarter.

 

Alabama

Alabama College Democrats
Alabama Interfaith Power and Light
Alabama Rivers Alliance
Center for Fair Housing
Clean, Healthy, Educated, Safe & Sustainable Community, Inc.
Dynamite Hill-Smithfield Community Land Trust
Fair Housing Center of Northern Alabama
GASP - Greater-Birmingham Alliance to Stop Pollution
Gulf Coast Creation Care
Hometown Action
M.A.D. Activists
Magic City Youth Initiative
People's Justice Council
Sierra Club, Alabama Chapter
Southern Poverty Law Center
SWEET Alabama

Florida

350 Pensacola 

Anthropocene Alliance
Catalyst Miami
Central Florida Jobs with Justice
Community Justice Project
CR Cultural Communities
Department Design Office
Farmworker Association of Florida
Florida College Democrats
Food & Water Watch
Forging Alliances
Miami Climate Alliance
QLatinx and CFCA
Recirculating Farms

Showing Up for Racial Justice - Miami
Showing Up for Racial Justice - SWFL
Sunrise Movement Gainesville
Sunrise Movement Homestead
Sunrise Movement Miami
Sunrise Movement Orlando
Sunrise Movement PBC
Sunrise Movement Pensacola
Sunrise Movement South Florida
Sunrise Movement Tallahassee

 

Louisiana

350 New Orleans
A Community Voice - Louisiana
Action for a Liveable Tomorrow
Alliance for Affordable Energy
Baton Rouge Democratic Socialists of America
Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing
Caridad Consulting, LLC

Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development
Climate Reality Project New Orleans
Coastal Communities Consulting, Inc. (CCC)
College Democrats of Louisiana
Common Ground Relief
Deep South Center for Environmental Justice
Democratic Socialists of America SW Louisiana
Efforts of Grace, Inc./Ashé Cultural Arts Center
Extinction Rebellion NOLA
Fossil Free Tulane
Foundation for Louisiana
Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center
Greater New Orleans Grower’s Alliance
Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance
Greater New Orleans Interfaith Climate Coalition
Green Justice
Green Party of Louisiana

Green Party of New Orleans
Hands on Health
Healthy Community Services
Healthy Gulf
Imagine Water Works
Institute for Ashe Movement
Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies
Jewish Voice for Peace New Orleans
Justice & Accountability Center of Louisiana
LifeCity
Louisiana Bucket Brigade
Louisiana Budget Project
Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Development
MQVN Community Development Corporation
New Hope Collaborative
New Orleans Democratic Socialists of America
New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice
Nfungotah
No Waste Louisiana
Power Coalition for Equity and Justice
Recirculating Farms
RISE St. James
SEIU Local 21LA
SPROUT
Step Up Louisiana
Sunrise NOLA

Sunrise Shreveport
True Transition
The First 72+
The Water Collaborative
The Wind & The Warrior
True Transition
Tulane Green Club
Urban Waters Learning Network
VAYLA New Orleans
Voice of the Experienced (VOTE)
Water Wise Gulf South
YDSA at Louisiana Tech
Zion Travelers Cooperative Center

Mississippi

34th Street Wholistic Gardens & Education Center Inc.
Biloxi Islamic Center
Biloxi NAACP
Bobby Perryman Constructions LLC
College Democrats of MS
Cosmic Poetry Sanctuary
EEECHO
G&G Logistics
Global Diversified Biosystems
Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
Hijra House
Immaculate Heart Community Development Corp., Inc.
Jesus People Against Pollution
KiD Collective
Mississippi Center for Cultural Production
Mississippi Rising Coalition
One Voice, Inc.
Organic Sustainable Oysters of the Bay of St. Louis R&D LLC
Peoples Advocacy Institute
Steps Coalition

Texas

Air Alliance Houston
Austin Justice Coalition
Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas
Equilibrio
Falon Land Studio
Fenceline Watch
Fridays for Future - The Woodlands
Gulf Coast DesignLab
Jewish Voice for Peace San Antonio
Mike Siegel for Congress
Public Citizen
Southwest Workers Union
Sunrise Houston
Sunrise Austin
Sunrise El Paso
Sunrise San Antonio
Sunrise The Woodlands
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) HTX

TEJAS Environmental Justice Advocacy Services
Texas Campaign for the Environment
Texas College Democrats

National & Global Allies

Alliance for a Green Economy

Alliance for Climate Education (ACE)
Alternate ROOTS
Center for Biological Diversity
Center for International Environmental Law
Circle Economics
Citizens Awareness Network
Climate Hawks Vote
Climate Justice Alliance
CODEPINK
Corporate Accountability
Democracy Green
Demos
Dogwood Alliance
EcoEquity
Global Labor Justice - International Labor Rights Forum
GreenLatinos
Greenpeace USA
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Kingfish Productions
Movement Generation

Muslims for Social Justice
NISGUA - Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
Oil Change U.S.
Partnership for Southern Equity
Power Shift Network
Rachel Carson Council
Sierra Club
Southern Crossroads Organizing Project for Empowerment
Sunrise Movement - National
SURJ - Showing Up for Racial Justice
The Black Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, Inc.
UPROSE
URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity
Women Watch Afrika