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Green New Deal Champion AOC Will Serve on Biden Climate Panel

Green New Deal Champion AOC Will Serve on Biden Climate Panel

When former Vice President Joe Biden effectively clinched the Democratic nomination in April, one major concern for the climate movement was the fact that his plan for tackling the issue was less ambitious than that of some of his primary rivals. But Biden signaled a willingness to boost his climate platform. And now, Green-New-Deal champion […]

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    Sanders, AOC Promote Green New Deal at Largest Iowa Democratic Primary Rally

    Sanders, AOC Promote Green New Deal at Largest Iowa Democratic Primary Rally

    By Julia Conley Joined by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Friday night, Sen. Bernie Sanders held the largest rally of any 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to date in Iowa, drawing more than 2,400 people to Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs. The campaign and its supporters applauded the evening as the latest evidence of Sanders’s momentum. […]

    Naomi Klein and Youth Environmental Leaders to Join Bernie Sanders and AOC for Climate Crisis Summit in Iowa

    Naomi Klein and Youth Environmental Leaders to Join Bernie Sanders and AOC for Climate Crisis Summit in Iowa

    By Jake Johnson Author and environmentalist Naomi Klein, U.S. Youth Climate Strike co-founder Isra Hirsi, and Sunrise Movement leader Zina Precht-Rodriguez are among those slated to join Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Iowa on Saturday for a “Climate Crisis Summit” focused on the urgent need for a Green New Deal. “The climate […]

    Democrats’ Climate Crisis Town Hall Lasted 7 Hours

    Democrats’ Climate Crisis Town Hall Lasted 7 Hours

    For the first time, Democratic contenders for President participated in a town hall solely focused on the climate crisis. For more than seven hours last night, 10 candidates fielded questions from an audience of Democratic voters and from CNN’s moderators. After a summer of record heat waves, wildfires and ice melt, and on the heels […]

    AOC, Bernie Sanders to Introduce Emergency Resolution Calling Climate Crisis an ‘Existential Threat’

    AOC, Bernie Sanders to Introduce Emergency Resolution Calling Climate Crisis an ‘Existential Threat’

    By Eoin Higgins A cohort of progressive Democrats plan to introduce a resolution declaring a climate emergency Tuesday in Congress, a move that could open the door to decisive action on the crisis. The Guardian’s Emily Holden reported Monday afternoon that Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) are expected to introduce a resolution […]

    Sanders Proposes Major Changes to Food Production System

    Sanders Proposes Major Changes to Food Production System

    By Jon Queally Back on the campaign trail in Iowa over the weekend, 2020 Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled a major policy vision that includes breaking up powerful agriculture conglomerates as a way to save small farmers and rural communities who he says are facing a “major, major crisis.” Before delivering a speech Sunday […]

    How Do the 2020 Candidates Rate on Climate Action?

    How Do the 2020 Candidates Rate on Climate Action?

    Climate change is shaping up to be a major issue going into the 2020 presidential primary. A February poll found that climate action was a top issue for Democratic voters in early voting states, rivaled only by universal health care. Many candidates have promised to make the issue a priority if elected, but how to […]