We need climate and education policy now more than ever.
It's no question that 2020 was a year unlike any other. In the face of a global pandemic that claimed nearly half a million American lives and continued white supremacist violence, the climate crisis persisted and worsened life for those most vulnerable.
The Climate Crisis and Education Act is a first step in remedying decades of underfunding education, devaluing low-income communities, and ignoring life-threatening climate catastrophes.
But this transformative policy will not be easy to pass - vested interests in the fossil fuel industry and ultra-wealthy classes continue to push back. For those that believe in rebuilding a better Maryland after the year we've just endured, success is near.