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Proponents will explain the Green New Deal


Pennridge High School will be the scene of a Green New Deal Town Hall 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 11.

Experts in the field will present facts and answer questions about the proposal to build the infrastructure of the future.

Vera Cole, president of the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association, Jennifer Isaacs, chair of the Bucks County Green Party, and Russell Zerbo, a representative of the Clean Air Council, will speak about the Green New Deal and take questions from the audience.

The Green New Deal, (House Resolution 109) was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and into the Senate by Sen. Ed Markey on Feb. 7, 2019.

Its stated goals include cleaning up American energy policies while helping American workers transition to cleaner industries.

The Town Hall will clarify the core elements of the Green New Deal, and discuss how, like FDR’s “New Deal” in the 1930s, which pulled America out of the Great Depression, this one will move us into a more prosperous, cleaner future.

The event is sponsored by Upper BuxMont Rising, a local grassroots activist organization, in conjunction with the Sunrise Movement’s national series of Town Halls for the Green New Deal.

Come to the “LGI Room” (the “old” auditorium) at Pennridge High School in Perkasie, for the presentation.