first_imgThe Green New Deal is coming to Vancouver for a town hall forum featuring community leaders discussing why action is needed to counter climate change.The event will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the Columbia Room at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C. St.The event is being organized by the Sunrise Movement, a group of youth activists that formed to stop climate change. Sunrise gained national prominence last November by organizing a sit-in at then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Washington, D.C., office.Organizers say Friday’s town hall is one of more than 250 similar events taking place across the nation this spring as part of the national Road to a Green New Deal Tour.Speakers at Friday’s event include:• Linda Garcia, an activist from Vancouver’s Fruit Valley neighborhood who received the 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize for her work opposing a proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver.• Don Orange, a small-business owner elected to the Port of Vancouver board of commissioners in 2017, with his opposition to the oil terminal serving as a cornerstone of his campaign.last_img

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