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

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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez  during a news conference in front of the U.S. Capitol

Ocasio-Cortez reacted to widespread ridicule by removing the FAQ from her congressional website by Thursday afternoon. To be even more specific, she has proposed a new 70 % tax on the super-rich that will help fund her vision. Sean McElwee of Data for Progress told Vox that the Green New Deal is intended to be a new litmus test: "The Green New Deal is what it means to be progressive".

In other words, the fact that the Green New Deal divides the Democratic Party is a feature, not a bug. Robert Hockett, an advisor to Ocasio-Cortez, even went on Tucker Carlson to further push the lie that the document claiming the Green New Deal would pay people who are "unwilling" to work was not from her team.

Some of the students made clear that they perceive global warming as an apocalyptic concern.

"I think it's the right beginning", Buttigieg said of the resolution on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper.

The Bronx having one of the highest child asthma rates isn't an accident.

That attention to "frontline and vulnerable communities" has rallied backers such as Jennifer Epps-Addison, president and co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy Network.

Although the removed fact sheet may have led to some confusion about what exactly was in the Green New Deal, neither the deleted page nor the official bill contained any mention of "recycled urine".

"Now is the time to be bold and unapologetic in our demand for solutions to rampant economic insecurity and the climate crisis".

The plan has already received the endorsements of Democrat presidential candidates, like Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris but, for others, it has turned heads for its drastic approach to fighting climate change.

The plan does not explicitly call for eliminating the use of fossil fuels, The Associated Press reported.

Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey (D., Mass.) on Thursday released a 14-page document outlining their Green New Deal, an attempt to drastically overhaul the USA economy and energy system.

As Presente.org executive director Matt Nelson charged: "Families across the country deserve to live in safe communities, free from climate devastation and harmful fossil fuel production; and we deserve a Congress who is not afraid to protect our climate and all the people".

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