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September 2019 Newsletter

Presidential Candidates Mention Green Amendments – But Is This The Best For Us Strategically? Well, much to our shock and surprise, our Green Amendment movement has entered the presidential race – mentioned as an important goal by one of the presidential candidates during the CNN Climate Town Halls.  While we are thrilled that the power

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Green Amendments Reach New Milestones New York’s 1st Passage is the Big News of this Newsletter. As of April 30, 2019 the New York legislators, in both the state Assembly and Senate, voted for first passage of a proposed amendment to the NY State Constitution that would recognize and protect the inalienable right to clean

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Green Amendments – Up to Four In The Works! We now have proposals in New Jersey, New York, Maryland and West Virginia. Maya van Rossum, founder of the Green Amendment movement authored a great piece with Senator Linda Greenstein of NJ about Green Amendments.  It’s a great piece to share for those who wonder what

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By Linda Greenstein and Maya K. van Rossum A new vision for environmental protection is taking hold in America with New Jersey leading the way. The state Senate is proposing the passage of an amendment to the state’s constitutions or “Green Amendment,” that will recognize and protect an individual’s rights to clean air and water,

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Watch a sneak peak of State Impact Pennsylvania’s program telling the story of Pennsylvania’s very own Green Amendment. Tune in on your local PBS affiliate network on Thursday, October 25th, 8 pm to see how the story of Article 1, Section 27 of the Pennsylvania Constitution came into being, and how it sat dormant in

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To Stop the Cycle of Devastation, We Need to Change the Response by Maya K. van Rossum, Author of “The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment” and Executive Director of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network An exhausted-looking woman walked into the government meeting with a well-worn shoe box, which she gingerly placed on

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→Immigration violence, → Gun violence allowed to continue, and → Environmental violence …are all part of Trump’s active agenda, and it is an agenda that is resulting in unspeakable, indefensible and enduring violence against children. Donald Trump’s immigration policy is ripping crying and distraught children from the loving arms of their families and locking them

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Including Rolling Back Regulations, Failing to Regulate, and Hiding the Science That Demonstrates Human Health Harms? So what is a person or community to do if Government is allowing, causing and even intentionally advancing pollution and environmental degradation that is devastating their health and lives? How can we hold them accountable? One important way is

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