Long before the Green New Deal, then-representative Ed Markey led the charge in the US House of Representatives for climate change legislation. In the summer of 2010, the United States was as close as it has ever been to addressing climate change at the federal level when the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill passed the US House of Representatives.
That is important context for the Green New Deal, and a reason to learn more about it directly from its author. The Green New Deal is aspirational, goal-oriented legislation introduced by a legislator who has a track record of delivering substantive and transformative legislation, and who has a long history and deep understanding of the issues.
This coming Wednesday evening, August 21st, Senator Markey will be in Framingham for a town hall discussion on the Green New Deal, infrastructure, transportation, and more. The Town Hall will be at Framingham High School, 115 A Street in Framingham. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the Town Hall runs from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. RSVP is via this Facebook event.