The Senate will vote Tuesday to take up the Green New Deal, the progressives’ prescription to battle climate change, but it is expected to be blocked by Democrats.
Young Kentuckian activists swarmed the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday to urge him to take action on climate change and support a Green New Deal.
More than a dozen children and several adults with a youth climate-change advocacy group meet with the senator to ask her to vote yes on the Green New Deal. The California Democrat argues that the policy is unworkable and says she doesn’t agree with it.
It does not yet have office space, staff or even Republican members, but Florida Rep. Kathy Castor is confident that a special House committee on climate change will play a leading role on one of the most daunting challenges facing the planet.
Ocasio-Cortez and progressive activists are now poised to throw their organizing muscle behind a suite of policy proposals which would move the country toward 100 percent renewable energy.
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