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Yesterday, as I was addressing a package in the post office minutes before closing time, my old friend Stephen Silha and a co-founder of the Backbone Campaign startled me with a burst of enthusiasm. "Solutionary Rail has to happen!" I spun around as he reiterated, "Bill, the time is NOW for Solutionary Rail!"
I was both encouraged and troubled. I knew Stephen was right. The formulation of the Solutionary Rail approach, the book, the video and the campaign are extremely timely and hugely valuable. Solutionary Rail ought to be an essential component of any Green New Deal, to give it substance, immediacy, and broad appeal. And the Green New Deal needs that content and broader appeal, because forces are already marshaling to diminish and marginalize it.