Occupying Nancy Pelosi’s office for “climate change” ?
Ocasio-Cortez is going to have a rude awakening if she thinks stunts like this are going to win her friends in the House of Representatives.
And if she really wants to do something about climate change, why doesn’t she get her little posse to join the two week fast in New Jersey? Just a suggestion.
A group of young environmental activists occupied House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office with a list of demands, including one that Democrats support what they’re calling a “Green New Deal.”
Activists began their “sit in” at Pelosi’s Capitol Hill office on Tuesday morning, wearing matching t-shirts and holding yellow signs with slogans such as, “We have twelve years. What’s your plan?”
The sit in is part of the Sunrise Movement’s plan to create an “army of young people to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs,” according to the group’s Twitter bio. The group is demanding Democrats back their petition to rapidly “green” the economy to fight global warming.
So what is this “Green New Deal” activists are demanding? The group’s petition is vague, but generally describes this plan as “moving our country off fossil fuels over the designated 12 years that the [United Nations] has given us.”
“[T]he Green New Deal believes that radically addressing climate change is a potential path towards a more equitable economy with increased employment and widespread financial security for all,” reads Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign website.
Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, beat Republican opponent Anthony Pappas in November’s election, and will represent several New York City neighborhoods….