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Good organizing is grounded in community building.
At the Labor Network for Sustainability, we recognize that developing a strong community is necessary to achieve a just transition to a climate-safe, worker friendly economy. We also know it is the individual connections that enable us to be effective advocates for change.
Whether it’s an inside wireman in the heart of Texas who worked with his local to endorse a Green New Deal–or other worker activists who sought our support to pass Green New Deal resolutions at their local or national unions–or a young climate activist collaborating with LNS to get workers’ rights included in high school curricula, everyone in our network adds value to achieving a society that is ecologically sustainable and economically just.
Without individuals like you, we couldn’t have achieved anywhere close to what we have this past year, even with the pivots amid a pandemic and its parallels to the climate emergency. And we accomplished a lot!
Here are just a few highlights:
- We launched the Just Transition Listening Project, an ambitious initiative to collect more than 100 interviews with workers and community leaders facing massive transitions in their jobs and communities. Along the way, we hosted 5 webinars (with a sixth coming up on Saturday, Dec. 5) featuring important voices in the labor and environmental justice movements. In January 2021, we will release a report drawing on these interviews culminating in policy recommendations for lawmakers.
- We formed a COVID-19 Solidarity network, mobilizing unions and climate justice organizations to pressure the federal government to take urgent action for essential workers. In October 2020, we joined with other labor and environmental groups to sue the current administration for its failure to provide adequate personal protective equipment to essential workers.
- We organized our most successful Transit Equity Day yet. Local events occurred all over the country, and, even amidst the chaos of the Iowa caucus, #TransitEquityDay was trending on Twitter. We saw local governments across the country designate Feb. 4 as Transit Equity Day, issue proclamations in support of transit equity, provide a day of free fares, and beyond. Transit Equity “Days” 2021, taking place on Feb. 3 and 4, will be our biggest Transit Equity action yet.
None of the above could have happened without each of you. That’s why, today, this Giving Tuesday, we hope you’ll consider joining the Labor Network for Sustainability as a member.
For just $5 or $10 a month, you can help financially support our organizing efforts as a regular or sustaining member. As we move forward together, you will have access to exclusive online events with the movers and shakers of the labor-climate movement and you’ll know your donation will be put to important use in securing an economically and ecologically just future for all.
On behalf of all of us at the Labor Network for Sustainability, thank you for your generosity and commitment.
Michael Leon Guerrero
President and Founder