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Power in Regional Connectivity

There is a common misconception that coastal liberal cities are the center of Green New Deal (GND) activity. In reality, some of the most exciting efforts and policies being enacted around the country take a holistic, regional approach. Green New Deals are an incredible opportunity to build regional resilience and connectivity. Whether it be around agriculture, transportation, the economy, infrastructure, or other policy priorities, engaging surrounding towns and states when forming plans is ideal for holistic, healthy, green communities. The following resources will highlight some of the exciting work that is happening outside of cities and discuss how to broaden your movement to encompass regional concerns for prosperity beyond the city.

Networks serve a key support function for connecting GNDers with the resources they need to act effectively and quickly, and aid with broader policy coordination while building power across GND alliances. While specific solutions will be based on what communities decide is needed in their locality, tapping into networks can save time and valuable alliance resources in coming up with processes, strategies, funding sources, professional connections, and policy models.

Project South

Project South

Project South's work is rooted in the legacy of the Southern Freedom Movement, and their mission of cultivating strong social movements in the South powerful enough to contend with some of the most pressing and complicated social, economic, and political problems faced today.

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