"Build Public Renewables!" The DSA passes a HUGE climate bill in New York

Monday, October 2, 2023

This week we are organising for power, in more ways than one.

Andrew is joined by Lawrence Wang (@ltothewang), a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (@DemSocialists), and on the Eco-socialist working group  for the New York City Chapter (@Nycdsa). Lawrence explains how the DSA in New York State organised and passed an Bill that means the state has to develop publicly owned renewable energy generation. We discuss What the DSAs mission is and how it approaches politics in the USA, the tactics and strategy that got their legalisation passed and how they ended up running AGAINST one of the sponsors of the bill they were pushing through the congress!

Cheat sheet for the episode
DSA: Democratic Socialist of America
BPRA : Build Public Renewables Act
NYA : New York Power Authority
IRA: Inflation Reduction Act


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