Ashanti Monts-Tréviska

Blue new deal

A PROPOSAL PLAN TO REINVEST IN OUR LOCAL ECONOMY


Moving to the People’s 10th Power...

In adjacent to the local Green New Deal plan, it is necessary to divest the economic resources from punitive systems to re-invest into the economic needs of the impacted, marginalized, low income, and underrepresented communities to build a solidarity economy or an equitable circular economy that promotes the freedom and safety needs to protect their collective well-being. 

 

The Blue New Deal Plan


END PUNITIVE SYSTEMS:

End municipal contracts with ICE, detention centers to expand and strengthen the sanctuary protections. Discourage plans to expand jails, encourage more jail alternatives, and strengthen fair representation of impacted community members in criminal justice system


END PENALIZATION OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS THROUGH TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE:

  • Build a community day center with affordable or free health clinic program, encourage more non-religious affiliated transitional shelters and implement certified community responder program to check on the welfare of community members

  • Push for criminal justice reform by strengthen fair legal representation of Black, Brown and Indigenous people and end unfair private bail bond processes

  • Fight economic disparities by supporting tenants' rights to control rent & more, and by


IMPLEMENT FREEDOM AND SAFETY PLANS:

  • Addresses the need for freedom and safety plans for Black & Brown communities, impacted and underrepresented communities to end racial profiling

  • Expand and strengthen the sanctuary protections with impacted community members

ADDRESS ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM VIA ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP:

  • Invest in leadership of youth of color and Indigenous people to co-lead the local climate actions as part of local decentralization of status quo process of addressing climate crisis and as an opportunity to have full participation in co-leading the city’s climate task force committee

  • Collaborate with tribal nations to acknowledge economic diversity needs based on environmental stewardship accountability


SUPPORT LOCAL UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE TO FOSTER NURTURANCE CULTURE:

  • End healthcare discrimination or dismantle discriminatory medical barriers by implementing local city owned or cooperative owned health insurance plan that reduces or eliminates the medical debt to support the equitable access to full health care for Black & Brown communities, LGBTIQIA+ communities, and impacted communities

  • Support equitable reproductive rights to access full healthcare for the impacted and marginalized communities


SUPPORT LOCAL TENANTS’ RIGHTS:

  • Invest in tenants’ rights to control rent to fight economic disparities

  • Incentivize the idea of establishing rent savings account for tenants to access to support the moving needs. Paying rent needs to be an equity asset for tenants during their time of lease

  • Support just cause eviction

  • Appeal rent control ban

ADDRESS LOCAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING NEEDS:

  • Implement inclusionary zoning to pave the way for social housing or cooperative housing and alternative dwelling units to support the intergenerational needs and mixed income needs of the communities

  • Work with community land trusts and creatives to create spaces to allow for more tiny home villages to support transitional communities, homeless communities, low income communities, communities recovering from domestic violence situations, and student communities

SUPPORT LOCAL SOLIDARITY ECONOMY:

  • Invest in the economic needs of local small businesses owned by people who are Black, Brown, Indigenous, and People of Color

  • Support farmer workers and migrant workers owned farm cooperatives

  • Balance municipal power dynamics by hiring diverse community members to become the city employees to transform the meaning of diversity and inclusion


ADDRESS THE NEED TO REDUCE AND ELIMINATE STUDENT DEBT:

  • Reduce student debt by encouraging local higher learning institutions to establish student cooperative opportunities to control student expenses

  • Social housing opportunities to reduce homelessness within student communities

  • Create cooperative program to support local residents to reduce the student loan debts to increase their quality of life


ADDRESS TO EXPAND AND STRENGTHEN ACCESSIBILITY AND INCLUSIVITY:

  • Improve and strengthen accessibility and inclusivity with underrepresented communities as equitable co-collaborators in improving accessibility in public places.

  • Invest in public owned fiber optic broadband as part of local transformative infrastructural process to support the transformation of local infrastructure to meet the public safety need of the communities

  • Establish a city funded community program to support American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation needs for city events and community events organized by small businesses and grassroots groups to support the thriving needs of Deaf community members


ACKNOWLEDGE SETTLER COLONIALISM ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Revisit and Honor tribal treaty rights by acknowledging settler colonialism of Bellingham, rename some areas of Bellingham to Indigenous names, to collaborate with tribal nations to invest their economic diversity needs

  • Invest in bringing cultural literacy and racial literacy in local public schools to decentralize status quo and to dismantle white supremacy


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This local economic reinvestment plan is adjacent to the local Green New Deal plan, however, it left the critical details of how we can move forward to ensure the freedom and safety needs of our impacted, marginalized and underrepresented communities.

Video description: 

First video clip:

On the left side with dark background fade in with with letters:  “BLUE NEW DEAL (with white line underneath)”. “A Local Economic Reinvestment Plan (in white font)”. Image background: a capture of texture of the playground cement captivating various colors of cement design (gray, terra cotta, and white). 

Second video: 

A dark blue strip on the left side of the video clip with white letters (in slide in motion): “Bellingham needs to be a transformative city, not merely a progressive city. Image background: a photo capture of a sunsetting sky near downtown Bellingham.


Third video clip:  

On dark medium dark blue background, a wide dark blue vertical line with white letters placed vertically on it:  “BLUE NEW DEAL”. “A LOCAL ECONOMIC REINVESTMENT PLAN”. Light blue bullet points accented by lines on the left side of the bullet points. Dark lines placed on the bottom left side and upper right side

On the right side of the lined bullet points:

“END PUNITIVE SYSTEMS”. “ End municipal contracts with ICE, detention centers to expand and strengthen the sanctuary protections. Discourage plans to expand jails and strengthen fair representation of impacted community members in the criminal justice system” (in white font).

“IMPLEMENT FREEDOM & SAFETY PLANS”. “Addresses the need for freedom and safety plans for Black & Brown communities, impacted and underrepresented communities to end racial profiling and state sanctioned violence” (in white font).

Fourth video clip:

On dark medium dark blue background, a wide dark blue vertical line with white letters placed vertically on it:  “BLUE NEW DEAL”. “A LOCAL ECONOMIC REINVESTMENT PLAN”. Light blue bullet points accented by lines on the left side of the bullet points. Dark lines placed on the bottom left side and upper right side

On the right side of the lined bullet points:

“END PENALIZATION OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS THROUGH TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE”. “Build a community day center with affordable or free health clinic program, encourage  more non-religious affiliated transitional shelters and implement certified community responder program to check on the welfare of community members”.

“ADDRESS ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM VIA ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP”. “Invest in leadership of youth of color and Indigenous people to co-lead the local climate actions as part of local decentralization of status quo process”. (in white font)


Fifth video clip:

On dark medium dark blue background, a wide dark blue vertical line with white letters placed vertically on it:  “BLUE NEW DEAL”. “A LOCAL ECONOMIC REINVESTMENT PLAN”. Light blue bullet points accented by lines on the left side of the bullet points. Dark lines placed on the bottom left side and upper right side

On the right side of the lined bullet points:

“SUPPORT LOCALIZED UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE TO FOSTER NURTURANCE CULTURE”. “Implement local city owned or cooperative owned health insurance plan that reduces the medical debt  to support the equitable access to full health care for Black & Brown communities, LGBTQIA+ communities, and impacted communities” (in white font).

“SUPPORT RENTERS/TENANTS’ RIGHTS/AFFORDABLE HOUSING”. “Fight economic disparities by supporting tenants’ rights to control rent & more, and by implementing inclusionary zoning to pave the way for social housing or cooperative housing alternative dwelling units, tiny home villages, etc.” (in white font).


Sixth video clip:

On dark medium dark blue background, a wide dark blue vertical line with white letters placed horizontally on it:  “TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BLUE NEW DEAL”. Dark lines placed on the bottom left side and upper right side.

On the right side on dark blue background:

“WEBSITE: www.ashantimonts-treviska.space”.  “BLUE NEW DEAL WEBPAGE LINK: ashantimonts-treviska.space/blue-new-deal”. “ EMAIL: ashantimontstre@ashantimonts-treviska.space” (in white font).

Last video clip:

In the middle section: a photo image of a womxn of Afro-Cuban and Indigenous descent with glasses wearing earth tone red long scarf and dark & black cape jacket is holding the hands together while standing in front of earth toned brick wall.

On the right side: “I Am With You (in large sized white capitalized font)” with dark red orange thick underline.

Campaign logo on the bottom right corner: purple tree with brown mountains in the background with blue waves circled around it. 

On the bottom right side:  “Ashanti Monts-Tréviska (in white IM Fell font)” with “for City Council” underneath the name (in light blue font). A dark blue long line is placed under the campaign name.


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