South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg Endorses Green New Deal

Gwen Vasquez
February 11, 2019

It also moves climate change into the spotlight as the USA heads toward the 2020 presidential election.

On Thursday, February 7, New York City Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined Massachusetts Senator Jeff Markey in Washington, D.C.to introduce a public policy proposal to combat both man-made climate change and create millions of jobs with better wages as well as benefits to reduce income inequalities.

Cabot Phillips of Campus Reform ventured to the University of Miami to discuss Ocasio-Cortez's plan with students and gauge their thoughts on the deal. Ocasio-Cortez's office released the resolution to reporters on Wednesday night with a separate FAQ document that seemed to contradict some aspects of the resolution, including taking stances on nuclear energy and farming emissions that didn't appear in the official document. After suggesting that conservatives were somehow to blame, her team now says we should all forget about the document because it was just an "early draft" that they accidentally posted and distributed to major news outlets. "I like that it's gonna push the world forward to where we need to be", another said. Another added, "sometimes you need to take extreme measures to save the environment, but I think this is too extreme". Thinking it was real, Epshteyn began debating with the "confused" parody account. Global warming is a threat to the planet.

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One student had a more serious view of the plan, saying, "if we didn't do that, we're going to be killing ourselves".

The Green New Deal is an ambitious plan to tackle climate change with specific mandates, such as shifting 100 percent of US power demands onto renewable sources within a decade.

Some of the strongest responses came to Ocasio-Cortez's team's goal laid out in the since-deleted FAQ of giving every American "economic security" even if they are "unable or unwilling to work".

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