Great news!  Today Rep. Joseph Kennedy III announced his support for the Green New Deal, saying on Facebook:

“This generation will either be defined by the wreckage of climate change or defined by the mighty effort we summon in response. We no longer have the luxury of time, patience or incrementalism. Over the past several weeks an incredible number of young people in Massachusetts and across the country have raised their voices in support of an aggressive, ambitious environmental and economic agenda. Their advocacy and activism is a bright light in our political system. I am proud to support the Green New Deal and look forward to working with my colleagues on the Energy & Commerce Committee and throughout the House to implement the climate policy this country deserves and our planet demands.”

Among the Newton organizations advocating with Rep. Kennedy for the Green New Deal have been Green Newton, Newton Coalition for Climate Action, and Our Revolution Newton. Last week, City Councilor Emily Norton organized a meeting of several advocacy groups with Rep. Kennedy (in photo: Richard Bail of Communities Without Borders, Cory Alperstein of Newton Coalition for Climate Action, Craig Altemose and Margaret Zaleski of the Better Future Project / 350Mass, Councilor Emily Norton, Marcia Cooper of Green Newton, Rep. Joe Kennedy III, and Evan Feldberg-Bannatyne of Sunrise Boston).