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March 2024 Newsletter

Green Amendments are Getting the Votes!

Green Amendments are making powerful progress nationwide, with over 20 states at different points in the process! We’re working with grassroots communities, organizations, and individuals to lay the groundwork for recognition and protection of environmental rights. That means that 40% of states are now part of the Green Amendment movement! Click here to find out what’s happening in your state.

Prominent news outlets continue to spotlight progress in the Green Amendment movement:


New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee Votes in Favor of the Green Amendment

After 6 years of waiting, the New Jersey Green Amendment received a second hearing before the Senate Environment and Energy Committee on March 11th. Just 3 days later, on March 14th, in a packed room of observers, the New Jersey Green Amendment passed by a vote of 3 yes, 1 no, and 1 abstention. The amendment will now progress to the next step in the legislature before it can make it to the ballot for the people to vote on. To stay connected with what is happening, follow the NJ website:

Maya van Rossum testifies before the New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee

New Jersey Testifiers and Steering Committee Members

States at a Glance

After a robust hearing held on February 22nd with many turning out to testify in support, Connecticut’s Government Accountability and Elections Committee voted overwhelmingly in favor of the state’s version of a Green Amendment – the CTERA on March 26. Of the 19 member committee, 11 voted yes, just 4 voted no, and the rest of the committee was absent. The amendment will now progress to the next step. To stay connected with what is happening and to learn how you can engage follow the CT website:

Soon to be the subject of its own hearing on April 8th, for the first time California has a Green Amendment proposal under consideration. Proposed by Assemblymember Isaac Bryan, a first hearing on the amendment is anticipated for April 8th before the Committee on Natural Resources. You can learn more and engage with the California Green Amendment at

While there was no committee vote, the proposed Washington Green Amendment was also the subject of a robust hearing with committee members. It’s always interesting to hear the dialogue between national Green Amendment Founder and expert Maya van Rossum and legislators who are being given the opportunity to support a state proposed amendment. Check out this 9 minute back and forth between Maya and a Washington Committee of state legislators.

To Stay Up to Date on the Hottest Green Amendment News, Join the Green Amendment Action Platform!

Another way to learn of the latest news and opportunities to engage in every active Green Amendment state is to join our Green Amendment Action Platform, a community dedicated to the Green Amendment movement. This is where we post the hottest news and opportunities for engagement, and where you can share your questions and meet fellow Green Amendment supporters in other states! Join now.

Just in Time for Earth Day:  Announcing the Green Amendment Guardian Cuff Bracelet

Show your love of the earth and support for Green Amendments with one of a kind artisan jewelry. Order by April 8th to guarantee that these sleek and empowering pieces will be on your wrist as you celebrate Earth Day this year. All proceeds support environmental protection. Also available is a special pendant bearing a representation of the critically endangered Atlantic Sturgeon of the Delaware River. Pre-order today.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 20, 2:30pm ET
2024 Great Lakes Environmental Festival
Manistee High School
525 12th St
Manistee, MI 49660

Join us in person to meet the Founder of the Green Amendment for The Generations Movement, Maya K. van Rossum, at the 2024 Great Lakes Environmental Festival! Maya will be speaking on the power of the Green Amendment and the ongoing movement in Michigan, followed by an open forum discussion. Local Green Amendment leaders will also have an informational display in the Environmental Expo Hall. Stop by throughout the day to meet Maya, get a signed copy of her book, The Green Amendment, the People’s Fight to Secure a Clean, Safe & Healthy Environment, and even get the chance to win a free copy! Great Lakes Environmental Festival will be generously giving away one copy of the book every hour – just enter your name into the drawing for the chance to bring home a free copy for your friends, family, or yourself! Learn more at

Tuesday, April 23, Time TBA
Exclusive Interview with Acclaimed Journalist Justin Nobel

Virtual, Register here.

Join Green Amendments For The Generations and its sister organization, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, for an exclusive interview with acclaimed investigative science journalist and author, Justin Nobel, to discuss his newly released book, Petroleum-238. In his latest work of nonfiction, Nobel delves into the operations of the oil and gas industry and uncovers the dirty secret of what the industry does with the billions of tons of toxic waste it produces on a yearly basis. Just where does this toxic and often radioactive waste product end up? How is industry able to skirt our environmental laws and what do we know about the resulting public health crisis? Find out in the upcoming interview!

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As the only organization working nationally to provide legal expertise, collaborate on strategy, and create informational resources to support each state’s Green Amendment, Green Amendments For the Generations needs your support.

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