Just received this in the mail today. The Green Shadow Cabinet is an affiliate of the Green Party. Please read this important message by former Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein:
As we close out another year of unprecedented crisis and uprising, the demand for deep change is stronger than ever. Thank you for all you’ve done to bring us to this historic moment.
To harness the growing force for transformation, I’m writing to invite your renewed participation in our ongoing work, and in a groundbreaking new initiative of paramount importance ~With your help, we will continue raising the bar for government of, by, and for the people with our ongoing campaigns: the People’s Budget that would slash harmful military spending and fund dire needs at home; the campaign to stop the Trans Pacific Partnership that spells disaster for workers, the environment, health and democracy around the world; and our push for global intervention in the smoldering Fukushima meltdown. And we’ll work to force these critical issues into the midterm election dialogue this year.
We are also helping to launch the critically important Global Climate Convergence that advances a sea change in grassroots organizing.
The Convergence is a multi-year education and direct action campaign that begins this spring, with “10 days to change course,” running from Earth Day to May Day, 2014. It provides coordinated action to multiply, amplify and build synergy across grassroots justice movements.
As you know, the movement for democracy and justice is sweeping the globe – from democracy revolutions to anti-austerity uprisings, occupy protests; movements for living wage jobs and the rights of workers, immigrants, women and Indigenous peoples; resistance to student debt, school-to-prison pipelines, tar sands, fracking, nuclear power, GMOs and more. The accelerating climate disaster intensifies all these struggles, and provides new urgency for collaboration and unified action.
In fact, the accelerating climate crisis is predicted to make civilization as we know it unlivable as soon as 2050. Current science now points to this as the approximate time frame when warming will reach a critical threshold, (two to four degrees Celsius), causing drought, flood, agricultural decline, rising seas, killer heat waves and mass extinctions sufficient to begin the widespread unraveling of civilization. Clearly there is no time to lose.
This is why I personally am going all in on the Convergence. It holds the promise of unprecedented global collaboration – across movements and across national borders – to harness the energy and power we already possess as a thousand separate movements.
A dream team of leaders from a broad spectrum of local, regional, national and global networks is laying the groundwork for Convergence. This group is now planning the first episode of Earth Day-to-May Day global action for People, Planet and Peace over Profit. This will be the first in an ongoing series of such annual actions, bringing us together to lift up the transformative power of existing grassroots justice movements.
Your support now will ensure a timely launch of this urgent initiative and enable us to begin coordinating a global effort to make The Convergence the game changer it must be. You can contribute online or by sending a check made out to “Green Action” to PO Box 91, White River Junction, VT 05001.
You can sign-up for email news, learn more, and download the Earth Day to May Day flyer at the interim website.
Your support and participation will help secure the green breakthrough our lives are literally depending on.
Thanks for all you’ve done to bring us to this historic moment. With your help, we can turn the breaking point we face into the tipping point we need, to take back the future we deserve – for People, Planet and Peace.