Building a Diverse Coalition
To create the systemic shift necessary to overcome our intersecting crises of climate change, racial and economic injustice, and COVID-19, we will need to build powerful, broad-based, and politically engaged movements. Two key and intrinsically linked components will be building movement power to work against corporate and polluter interests, as well as assuring an intersectional, multi-race, and multi-class movement that centers communities historically excluded from political power. Below you will find resources for building a Green New Deal (GND) coalition, including key processes and strategy insights, as well as resources from a range of stakeholders on how to create an inclusive movement that can generate power from its diversity.
A Green New Deal is about creating a just future for all communities, and that is only possible when we create a movement that is inclusive of all stakeholders, especially those who are disproportionately affected by climate change and policy decisions. This section includes key insights from frontline communities, BIPOC organizations, Indigenous groups, and Labor unions to inform any Green New Deal effort, and diversify the voices and decision-makers who make up this movement.
Tracking Diversity: The Green 2.0 Guide to Best Practices in Demographic Data Collection
Tracking Diversity will help organizations with their strategic planning, assessing the growth of their staff and board, and analyzing the metrics of their demographic data. By promoting transparency and accountability in the sector, they work to create a path forward for the sector to become more just, inclusive, and culturally relevant.
Labor Network for Sustainability
The power of workers and labor unions can be essential to the success of Green New Deal initiatives. The Labor Network for Sustainability works to engage workers and communities in building a just transition and has put together a set of resources including working to engage workers and communities in building a just transition.
Networks, Alliances, and Coalitions Resource Hub
Racial Equity Tools has put together a Networks, Alliances, and Coalitions resource hub. Resources include examples of diverse organizations coming together and toolkits on key parts of the coalition making process. The selection is extensive and has a focus on multiracial coalitions and coalitions for racial justice.
Maine’s Green New Deal Bill Backed By Labor Unions
While labor unions, in the past, have not supported the Federal GND, Maines' bill won their support. This article covers that achievement and collaboration.