Sunrise Movement Boston

Ed Markey on Resolutions and Revolutions

August 26, 2020 Sunrise Boston Season 1 Episode 7
Sunrise Movement Boston
Ed Markey on Resolutions and Revolutions
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Sunrise Movement Boston
Ed Markey on Resolutions and Revolutions
Aug 26, 2020 Season 1 Episode 7
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Senator Markey stands out in a lot of ways. He has been one of the most steadfast allies of Sunrise, he was one of the authors of the GND resolution and sponsored it in the senate. But he’s not new to this fight. Like he points out in this conversation, he’s been calling for a transition to renewable energy - a “Solar Society” he used to say - for 44 years. And that’s not the only place he’s been ahead of the curve. He’s passed more than 500 laws, and they are complex, detailed pieces of legislation that have reshaped the relationship between corporations and everyday people in industry after industry. It’s hard to read about him and not see him as some kind of wizard with knowledge of the future, who knows what has to be done before it’s obvious to anyone else. And we need his magic now more than ever, because while the politics of the past decades were largely about managing unprecedented growth, the climate crisis reminds us all that if we don't act now we are on the brink of unprecedented destruction. Beyond that, the people who were denied their share of the pie when times were good will be the most impacted when things turn bad. We have an opportunity right now, at this moment in history, to stop the climate crisis and remedy entrenched injustices. But to do that, we are going to need Ed. Read a transcript of this interview on Medium. Early voting for the primary has already started, so please do whatever you can to help send Ed Markey back to the senate. Get involved at www.edmarkey.com 

Show Notes

Senator Markey stands out in a lot of ways. He has been one of the most steadfast allies of Sunrise, he was one of the authors of the GND resolution and sponsored it in the senate. But he’s not new to this fight. Like he points out in this conversation, he’s been calling for a transition to renewable energy - a “Solar Society” he used to say - for 44 years. And that’s not the only place he’s been ahead of the curve. He’s passed more than 500 laws, and they are complex, detailed pieces of legislation that have reshaped the relationship between corporations and everyday people in industry after industry. It’s hard to read about him and not see him as some kind of wizard with knowledge of the future, who knows what has to be done before it’s obvious to anyone else. And we need his magic now more than ever, because while the politics of the past decades were largely about managing unprecedented growth, the climate crisis reminds us all that if we don't act now we are on the brink of unprecedented destruction. Beyond that, the people who were denied their share of the pie when times were good will be the most impacted when things turn bad. We have an opportunity right now, at this moment in history, to stop the climate crisis and remedy entrenched injustices. But to do that, we are going to need Ed. Read a transcript of this interview on Medium. Early voting for the primary has already started, so please do whatever you can to help send Ed Markey back to the senate. Get involved at www.edmarkey.com