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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.


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 400 organizations have already signed on to the

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

New partners are updated monthly.

All Signatories


Alabama College Democrats
Alabama Interfaith Power and Light
Alabama Rivers Alliance

Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN) 

Birmingham Earth Coalition

Black Warrior Riverkeeper

Cell A65
Center for Fair Housing
Clean, Healthy, Educated, Safe & Sustainable Community, Inc.
Dynamite Hill-Smithfield Community Land Trust

Eat South

Energy Alabama
Fair Housing Center of Northern Alabama

Fountain Heights Farms
GASP - Greater-Birmingham Alliance to Stop Pollution
Gulf Coast Creation Care

Gulf Coast Mental Health Coalition

Haven Honey Farms
Hometown Action

Hometown Organizing Project

Jobs to Move America
M.A.D. Activists
Magic City Youth Initiative

Nature's Garden for Victory and Peace, Inc.

People Against Neighborhood Industrial Contamination

People's Budget Birmingham

People's Justice Council

Project Say Something
Sierra Club, Alabama Chapter

Southern Anti-Racism Network

Southern Echo Inc.
Southern Poverty Law Center

Speake for the People 
SWEET Alabama

Transform Alabama

Voters Legal Justice Watch Group

Whom It Concerns, Inc.

Wilcox Youth Entrepreneurship Program

5th Episcopal District, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church 


350 Pensacola 

350 South Florida

Accountable Impact

American Indian Movement - Central Florida

Alianza Center

Allegany Franciscan Ministries

Anthropocene Alliance
Catalyst Miami

Central Florida Jobs with Justice

Chispa Florida 

The Climate Initiative

Colombian American Chamber of Commerce
Community Justice Project

Copper Stamp Strategy
CR Cultural Communities

Dade County Street Response - Disaster Relief Team 

Democracy for All - FL 

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Southwest Louisiana

Department Design Office

Dream in Green

Earth Ethics Action, Inc.
Engage Miami

Farming the Future Foundation

Farmworker Association of Florida
Florida College Democrats

Florida Conservation Voters

Florida Food Policy Council 

Florida Gray Panthers

Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC)

Florida Indigenous Alliance

Florida Rising

Florida Student Power Network
Food & Water Watch
Forging Alliances


GulfRoots Collective

Hands of Love Center - Kissimmee

La Mesa Boricua de Florida

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #7259

Little Growers, Inc.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation 
Love the Everglades Movement 

Miami Climate Alliance

Miami Freedom Project

Miami Workers Center

Near Futures Project

New World Believers

People’s Economic and Environmental Resiliency Group

Polk Ecumenical Action Council for Empowerment (PEACE)
QLatinx and CFCA

Quinceañero de Ensueños


Showing Up for Racial Justice - Miami
Showing Up for Racial Justice - SWFL

Sierra Club - Florida Chapter

Society of the Flora, Fauna, and Friend

South Florida Community Development Coalition, Inc.

Struggle for Miami's Affordable and Sustainable Housing (SMASH)

Sunrise Broward

Sunrise Gainesville
Sunrise Homestead
Sunrise Miami
Sunrise Orlando
Sunrise PBC
Sunrise Pensacola
Sunrise South Florida
Sunrise Tallahassee

The Grey Tea Kettle Chaplaincy Community Care & Support

The Smile Trust

Ti Ayiti Preparedness And Relief Institution (TAPARI)

United Confederation of Taino People 

Unity In The Family Ministry


Women with Broken Heals LLC. 

Xavier Cortada Foundation


350 New Orleans
A Community Voice - Louisiana

Action for a Liveable Tomorrow
Alliance for Affordable Energy

Alsen St. Irma Lee Community Village
Baton Rouge Democratic Socialists of America
Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing

Black Voters Matter Fund

Bright Loyal Group
Caridad Consulting, LLC

Cats of Chase

Center for Gulf Coast Environmental Health Research, Leadership & Strategic Initiatives

Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development

Cicada Calling Farm 
Climate Reality Project New Orleans
Coastal Communities Consulting, Inc. (CCC)
College Democrats of Louisiana

Committee for a Better New Orleans

Common Ground Relief

Compassionate Communication of Lafayette
Dana Brown & Associates, Inc. 

Deep South Center for Environmental Justice

Delta Builds Enterprises
Democratic Socialists of America SW Louisiana

The Descendants Project

DK Big Dreams Home Renovations LLC
Efforts of Grace, Inc./Ashé Cultural Arts Center
Emergency Legal Responders
Extinction Rebellion NOLA

Familias Unidas en Accion

For a Better Bayou
Fossil Free Tulane

Fibershed Acadiana

First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans

Foundation for Louisiana


Grand Bois Community

Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi Chitimacha Choctaw
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

Green Ribbons Solutions

Grow Dat Youth Farm 

GulfRoots Collective

Habitat Recovery Project / Green Refuge Inc.
Hands on Health
Healthy Community Services
Healthy Gulf

Illuminating the Youth
Imagine Water Works
Institute for Ashe Movement
Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies
Jewish Voice for Peace New Orleans
Justice & Accountability Center of Louisiana


Lift Louisiana 
Louisiana Bucket Brigade
Louisiana Budget Project

Louisiana Coast Unitarian Universalists

Louisiana Just Recovery Network

Louisiana League of Conscious Voters 

Louisiana Organization for Refugees and Immigrants

Louisiana Reform
Louvis Services 

Loving Blackness, LLC

Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Development

Lower 9th Ward Neighborhood Watch 

Micah 6:8 Mission

Ministry for Earth at First UU Church of New Orleans
MQVN Community Development Corporation
New Hope Collaborative
New Orleans Democratic Socialists of America
New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice
No Waste Louisiana

NWLA Makerspace

Own The Crescent 

Pax Christi USA, New Orleans / Vets for Peace

PosiGen Solar
Power Coalition for Equity and Justice

Q. Alise LLC
Recirculating Farms

The Recycle Challenge

Regreaux Glory 


Resilience Is Power Program
RISE St. James

SEIU Local 21LA

Spark Lab
Step Up Louisiana
Sunrise New Orleans

Sunrise Shreveport

Sunrise Tulane

Sustaining Our Urban Landscape (SOUL)

Temple of Utopian Hospitality
True Transition
The First 72+
The Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans
The Wind & The Warrior

Together Baton Rouge

Trash Rescue

Tribal Images Museum
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


34th Street Wholistic Gardens & Education Center Inc.
ADOS Mississippi


Biloxi Islamic Center
Biloxi NAACP
Bobby Perryman Constructions LLC

ChaseNGod Enterprises
Climate Awareness Network 

College Democrats of MS

CODAGIS Consulting, Inc.

Community Outreach Services Leake County, Inc.

Cooperation Jackson
Cosmic Poetry Sanctuary

East Biloxi Food Market

East Biloxi Community Collaborative
Fannie Lou Hamer Center for Change

G&G Logistics
Global Diversified Biosystems
Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
Hijra House
Immaculate Heart Community Development Corp., Inc.

J.C. Ministries
Jesus People Against Pollution

Jobs to Move America
KiD Collective

Legacy Village, Inc.

The Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health
Mississippi Center for Cultural Production

Mississippi Education Organizing Alliance, Inc.

Mississippi Farm to School Network

Mississippi MOVE, Inc.

Mississippi Poor People's Campaign

Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund

Mississippi Rising Coalition

New Bethel Community Development Corporation

Nollie Jenkins Family Center, Inc.
One Voice, Inc.

Opportunity Knocks
Organic Sustainable Oysters of the Bay of St. Louis R&D LLC
Peoples Advocacy Institute

Petal Healing Garden

PosiGen Solar

ReRootD Futures Initiative

Riverside Collective


South Mississippi Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
Steps Coalition

Triumph Church of Gulfport

Tupelo Mutual Aid Project

Puerto Rico

Frente Amplio en Contra de Reactores Nucleares

Gesta Amatista

Mujeres de Islas, Inc.

Out for Sustainability

Sierra Club - Puerto Rico


Air Alliance Houston
Austin Justice Coalition

Bayou City Waterkeeper

Better Brazoria- Clean Air & Water

Blackshear Bridge

Brooks A.M.E. Worship Center 

Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas

Choices Interlinking

The Clarity Process

Climate Reality Project - San Antonio

Coalition Against Pipelines

Communities Building Attitudes to Encourage Success (CBATES)

Cosmic Colored Gurl Media

Downwinders at Risk
Falon Land Studio
Fenceline Watch
Fridays for Future - The Woodlands
Gulf Coast DesignLab

HouseStories Inc. 

Houston Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)
Jewish Voice for Peace San Antonio

Lane Plating Community Advisory Group

Mike Siegel for Congress

Not My Son

Our Revolution - North Texas

Port Arthur Community Action Network (PACAN)

Public Citizen

Resilience Is Power Program

Rio Grande International Study Center
Southern Sector Rising

Southwest Workers Union

Stoic Energy Consulting
Sunrise Austin

Sunrise Dallas

Sunrise El Paso

Sunrise Houston
Sunrise San Antonio
Sunrise The Woodlands
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) HTX

TEJAS Environmental Justice Advocacy Services
Texas Campaign for the Environment

Texas Clean Air & Water Better Brazoria
Texas College Democrats

Turtle Island Restoration Network

Vision Galveston 

West Street Recovery 

National & Global Allies

Alliance for a Green Economy

Alliance for Climate Education (ACE)
Alternate ROOTS

Black Achievement Fund

Black Voters Matter Fund 
Center for Biological Diversity
Center for International Environmental Law
Circle Economics
Citizens Awareness Network
Climate Hawks Vote
Climate Justice Alliance

Communities First

Corporate Accountability
Democracy Green
Dogwood Alliance


Global Labor Justice - International Labor Rights Forum
Greenpeace USA
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Kingfish Productions
Movement Generation

Muslims for Social Justice

New Hope Collaborative 
NISGUA - Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
Oil Change U.S.

Parable of the Sower Intentional Community Cooperative 

Partnership for Southern Equity
Power Shift Network
Rachel Carson Council
Sierra Club

Soul Fire Farm Institute Inc. 
Southern Crossroads Organizing Project for Empowerment
Sunrise Movement - National
SURJ - Showing Up for Racial Justice
The Black Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, Inc.

The Climate Initiative 
URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity
Women Watch Afrika

AL Signatories
FL Sigatories
LA Signatories
MS Signatories
TX Signatories
Natl Global- Signatories
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