We are on a mission to take power out of the hands of the billionaires and the oil executives, and put it in the hands of our generation – it’s time to force the government to work for us.
This year, we are working to elect an exciting new cohort of Green New Deal Champions to parliament. And we’ll disrupt the political system too, making sure climate justice becomes the number one priority for a new government.
We can’t afford to let this year pass us by – winning justice for our generation means fighting tooth and nail against a political establishment that wants to lock us out. If we get organised, we can start the decade of the Green New Deal.
So, what are you waiting for? We need to fight back.
- Elect a Green New Deal champion as Mayor of the North East. Jamie Driscoll has been a strong advocate for the Green New Deal in power and has won over young people with his principled, honest leadership. This year, we will be doing everything we can to get him elected. It is an opportunity for us to test our strategy and prove that our ideas are popular.
- Campaign for Green New Deal champions in the general election. This year, we are going to run the largest youth electoral campaign in British history. Our full election slate is yet to be announced, so watch this space. We will use our people power to elect a cohort of status quo breaking Green New Deal champions. It’s time to build power in parliament.
- Make the Green New Deal an election defining issue. Every time party leaders creep towards narratives that seek to divide us, we will make our presence and our priorities known so that we are setting the agenda. We know how popular the Green New Deal is. This year we will be everywhere and anywhere, challenging establishment politicians to get real and take action for climate justice.
- Keep up the pressure into the first hundreds days of a new government. We will not stop fighting once the election is over. Young people are serious about change. We want to change politics forever. A new government will have been elected on a ticket for change – so we need to hold them to account.
If we want real change, we’re going to have to fight for it.
In fourteen years, the Tories have systematically torn down everything that made our communities thrive. Their evil immigration system has terrorised those seeking safety; they’ve crashed the economy and plunged millions of us into poverty; and now they’ve torn up their own climate policies, all the while making sure their billionaire mates run to the bank laughing.
And, let’s be honest, the Labour Party is not offering a bold alternative. Whether he’s refusing to back a permanent ceasefire in Palestine, accepting Tory spending cuts, or watering down key climate commitments, Keir Starmer is not listening to the concerns of ordinary people. Backing overwhelmingly popular policies like wealth taxes and public ownership should be common sense, but fossil fuel giants and the super rich are clearly not so keen.
Politics does not have to be like this. We have to change the game.
We will win by getting organised – that means hitting the streets and the phones in places up and down the country where we know our organising will make a difference.
An election year is the moment to help set the agenda for a new government. So we’ll scale up our disruption, be everywhere, holding politicians to account and making the Green New Deal an election defining issue. We have the opportunity to change the conversation and shift the balance of power, so that from the moment a new government takes office, they are listening to us.
That is also why we are going to run the largest youth electoral campaign in British history.
We will use our people power to elect a cohort of status quo breaking Green New Deal Champions. We’re backing good candidates who will make a real difference in parliament. Not voting on narrow party lines. See our list of Champions here.
We are serious about winning because the stakes for us are so high. We need to make sure that the new government is working for us. Not the super rich, not the fossil fuel lobby, not the rightwing press. We will use our voices and our numbers to win real change.
Social movements have always changed the world — not one person, not one organisation, and certainly not one politician. So, this year is the year we show the power of our movement.
Want to change politics forever?