Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Pushes for a Green New Deal in Congress

12 February, 2019, 04:11 | Author: Rachel Logan
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Policy adviser to Ocasio-Cortez, Robert Hockett, said the FAQ page was a hoax.

Her digital dominance is a result of not just the volume of her social media use, but her videos, viral quips and the fact that she has introduced - and aggressively defended and promoted - progressive policies around income taxes and climate change on social media, such as the Green New Deal.

Although Chakrabarti initially claimed that the details from the FAQ had been leaked, others noted that the document properties showed that Chakrabarti had published the document. "I like that it's gonna push the world forward to where we need to be", another said. "From knowing who's endorsed it and some little things, it sounds great", mused another.

"Sometimes you need to take extreme measures to save the environment, but I think this is too extreme". "It's definitely a great idea", added another. Global warming is a threat to the planet.

One student had a more serious view of the plan, saying, "if we didn't do that, we're going to be killing ourselves". Supporters include five high-profile presidential contenders, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, and, most recently, Amy Klobuchar.

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Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not explicitly endorse the Green New Deal, but welcomed "the enthusiasm" of its backers, AP reported.

That figure appeared to be based on a survey conducted in December, two months before the release of the Green New Deal resolution by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, was funded by a handful of liberal foundations, including anti-Trump billionaire Tom Steyer's TomKat Foundation.

"We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren't sure that we'll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast..." the website said.

Some of the strongest responses came to Ocasio-Cortez's team's goal laid out in the since-deleted FAQ of giving every American "economic security" even if they are "unable or unwilling to work".

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