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Generation Green New Deal

Critical Frequency

19 episodes

Jan 26, 2021

S1 Ep9 | Charles Booker for Kentucky 

In 2019 Charles Booker, a 35-year-old Kentucky state representative decided to challenge Mitch McConnell, the most powerful Republican Senator, by running for Senate on a Green New Deal. But the Democratic establishment already had a preferred candidate, Amy McGrath. As the campaign got underway Booker looked like the longest of long shots. And while he did not ultimately win the primary, Booker shocked the world by very nearly defeating the best funded Senate candidate in history, winning 43% of the vote in a state many had written off as impossible for a progressive candidate. 


GenGND tells the story of Charles Booker’s incredible 2020 campaign and the lessons it holds for how the Green New Deal movement can win even in states the Democratic party has abandoned. Featuring Charles Booker himself, Charles’ former Deputy Campaign Manager (and Sunrise Movement Electoral Politics Director) Shante Wolfe, Sunrise Political Director Evan Weber, and Creative Director Alex O’Keefe


Support GenGND: https://www.patreon.com/generationgnd


Support Charles Booker’s organization Hood to the Holler: https://hoodtotheholler.org/


Watch Sunrise Movement’s videos for Charles: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEb_pVZ05V0

https://www.youtube.com/watdch?v=2MWCHSx6Wwo


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Episode transcript & more available at: www.generationgreennewdeal.com

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Jan 5, 2021

S1| GenGND Conversation, Part 2 w/ Brianna Fruean & Thelma Young-Lutunatabua 

In this conversation (the second of two parts) oral historian, filmmaker, and GenGND story consultant Maggie Lemere speaks with Samoan youth climate activist Brianna Fruean and Thelma Young-Lutunatabua of 350.org. Brianna and Thelma launched a newsletter and online space called Radical Reimagining, which tries to look beyond the potential dystopias in our future and instead look at the ways in which a better world is possible, and look for communities where it is already starting to emerge. In this second half of the conversation Maggie, Thelma and Brianna discuss the relationship between the US climate movement and the Green New Deal and the international climate movement, along with their vision of what a Green New Deal could look like.


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Episode transcript & more available at: www.generationgreennewdeal.com


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Dec 29, 2020

S1 | GenGND Conversation (w/ Brianna Fruean & Thelma Young-Lutunatabua) 

In this conversation (the first of two parts) oral historian, filmmaker, and GenGND story consultant Maggie Lemere speaks with Samoan youth climate activist Brianna Fruean and Thelma Young-Lutunatabua of 350.org. Brianna and Thelma launched a newsletter and online space called Radical Reimagining, which tries to look beyond the potential dystopias in our future and instead look at the ways in which a better world is possible, and look for communities where it is already starting to emerge. This conversation touches on how the two of them became activists, what activism looks like in the Pacific Islands, and finding hope and joy in difficult times. 

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Episode transcript & more available at: www.generationgreennewdeal.com

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