Tag: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
"And just like that, GOP discovers $5.7 billion for a wall," says the incoming congresswoman. "But notice how no one's asking the GOP how they're paying for it."
Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrated the simple political concept that when you push for policies that are good for a majority of people, a majority of people like it.
"Democratic leadership signs off on these events. The new class isn't having it."
For the first time in recent memory, there is a growing clarion call for a response that goes beyond the limits imposed by our economic system.
"If we do not get our act together, I worry about the planet that we will be leaving... The grassroots of this country has got to stand up."
“We must take urgent action to end our nation’s reliance on fossil fuels and stop the damage greenhouse gases have done to our way of life.”
By shining a spotlight on what would normally be an internal process decision, Ocasio-Cortez has turned the Green New Deal Committee creation into a referendum on the populist progressive agenda.
Aside from the midterms, organizations are also funding pro-environment lobbying efforts. So far in 2018, $13.2 million has been spent for lobbying on environmental issues.
The movement calls for the creation of "climate plan in line with what science and justice demand."
"Ocasio-Cortez's decision to join the protesters and march on her own House leader sets a tone of urgency and combativeness that is rare on Capitol Hill."