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“The Ed Markey Podcast” Episode 7 (TRAILER)


Senator Markey hosts Hip Hop Caucus President and CEO Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Jr.

Washington (March 22, 2024) - Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today released his seventh episode of the “The Ed Markey Podcast,” featuring Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Jr., CEO and President of the Hip Hop Caucus, a coalition that has empowered hundreds of thousands young voters of color to address the intersections of racial, economic, and climate injustice and build a brighter, livable future. In their conversation, the two talked about empowering young voters impacted by systemic injustices to fight for a Green New Deal future and save the planet.

“If you’ve got one guy to call, you call Reverend Yearwood because he knows the answers to what we have to do in order to save the planet. And it's not just emissions, it's equity,” said Senator Markey. “It's ensuring that we do this with justice.”

Every Friday until Earth Day in April, “The Ed Markey Podcast” will feature a new episode with a variety of climate champions—from lawmakers to youth organizers and environmental justice activists. “The Ed Markey Podcast” spotlights how the Green New Deal movement has transformed the United States’ national climate agenda by creating new union jobs, delivering long-overdue justice, and reducing dangerous pollution. 

Senator Markey and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) recently unveiled a new report, “Five Years of the Green New Deal,” detailing what the Green New Deal means for good-paying clean jobs, environmental justice, and climate action, and providing a path forward for years to come.