UNITED STATES—U.S. Representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York’s 14th District and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey released a new resolution for the New Green Deal on Thursday, February 7.
Ocasio-Cortez’s first attempt of the passage of the 14-page resolution was rejected by Democrats in November 2018, deciding to utilize an older version from 2012.
Bloomberg reported that Markey, who was the lead Senate backer on the New Green Deal disowned the fact sheet. Markey’s spokeswoman, Giselle Barry stated that their office was not consulted before the fact sheet went out. “We did not draft that fact sheet,” said Barry.
The resolution on climate change and global warming is calling for the “protection and equity of indigenous peoples, communities of color, migrant communities, the poor, low-income workers, women, and elderly.”
Bloomberg quoted Jeff Navin, who served as acting Chief of Staff for Ernest Oniz, President Obama’s Energy Secretary, who stated, “I’m sure it has some co-sponsors scratching their heads.”
With new wording, 60 co-sponsors, and support from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, the resolution of the New Green Deal was resubmitted.
YouTube video shows Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ message of support, which he previously attempted to pass.
At 28, Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest member of Congress and is member of Democratic Socialists of America and has a progressive platform.
While running for Congress, Ocasio-Cortez spoke of 5 key issues:
1) FEDERAL JOBS GUARANTEE
2) IMPROVED AND EXPANDED MEDICARE FOR ALL
3) TUITION-FREE PUBLIC COLLEGE AND TRADE SCHOOL
4) 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY BY 2035
5) IMMIGRATION REFORM AND ABOLISHING I.C.E.
Election Day is right around the corner (June 26th!), so we're making sure the constituents of NY-14 know what specific legislation the political revolution will be bringing to their district. Here are 5 KEY ISSUES working families face daily in our community and what we plan to do about them.1) FEDERAL JOBS GUARANTEE2) IMPROVED AND EXPANDED MEDICARE FOR ALL 3) TUITION-FREE PUBLIC COLLEGE AND TRADE SCHOOL4) 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY BY 20355) IMMIGRATION REFORM AND ABOLISHING I.C.E.-Want to make calls for Alexandria remotely? PHONE BANK HERE!: www.ocasio2018.com/call-Live in the district or nearby? VOLUNTEER HERE TO HELP SEND ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ TO CONGRESS!: www.ocasio2018.com/gotv-Can't make time but want to chip in? DONATE HERE!: www.ocasio2018.com/donateVideo by Skitish Media.
Posted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday, June 19, 2018
“There are multiple doctored GND resolutions and FAQs floating around. There was also a draft version that got uploaded + taken down. There’s also draft versions floating out there,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, attaching the proposal she introduced to the House.
Her office sent a copy of the resolution this week, as well as an embargoed FAQ sheet about the initiative to various media outlets, including The Hill. NPR published the FAQ sheet, which included provisions about eliminating air travel, guesswork surrounding cows’ flatulence and economic security for those who are “unable or unwilling to work.”
Written By Sharon Stice