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AOC and Bernie Sanders Partner on Green New Deal

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied together in support of the Green New Deal, calling out Dems and the GOP for not doing enough.

AOC and Bernie Sanders partner on the Green New Deal

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders are partnering to promote the Green New Deal through activism to fight for your rights. The event was organized by the Sunrise Movement —a youth-led group that advocates for political action on climate change.

AOC speaks to the youthful crowd, “for the first time in human history we have reached atmospheric levels of carbon at four hundred and fifteen parts per million this has never been seen in recorded human history. The last time our planet hit 415 was in the policing period. Oceans were 90 feet higher. Bacteria and diseases, we have never seen before roamed the earth. Humans did not exist.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaking to a college auditorium of liberal-leaning environmental students and young voters. The 2020 presidential candidate joined progressive politics darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to preach the benefits of the ambitious Green New Deal climate plan, at a time when climate change is rising to prominence as a top issue for Democratic voters.

The lawmakers didn’t hold back Monday taking shots at other politicians, including fellow Democrats, who they view as failing to show the necessary urgency regarding climate action. Bernie sanders yells loudly, “unlike the president of the United States, you know that climate change is not a hoax, but it is an existential threat to our country and the entire planet, and you are prepared to stand up and fight back.”

While Sanders's presidential campaign has not released a formal climate policy, he has steadfastly sponsored the ideas of the Green New Deal from its infancy. Ocasio-Cortez presented the Green New Deal as a resolution in the House in February. Sanders was a co-sponsor of the Senate’s companion bill.

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05/14/2019 11:37 PMupdated: 05/15/2019 1:29 PM

381 comments

  • Rhonda B.
    08/06/2019 16:31

    Recycling Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment. The woman apologized to the young girl and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days." The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations." The older lady said that she was right -- our generation didn't have the "green thing" in its day. The older lady went on to explain: Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day. Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags that we reused for numerous things. Most memorable besides household garbage bags was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books. This was to ensure that public property (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags. But, too bad we didn't do the "green thing" back then. We walked up stairs because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn't have the "green thing" in our day. Back then we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts. Wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right; we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day. Back then we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right; we didn't have the "green thing" back then. We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blade in a r azor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the "green thing" back then. Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the"green thing." We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint. But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the "green thing" back then? Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a young person. #recycling bin

  • Chris S.
    06/01/2019 13:48

    I have seen rocks smarter then these two

  • Raymond P.
    06/01/2019 01:31

    Dumb and Dummer

  • Jeff D.
    06/01/2019 01:21

    If you ask her to explain any of this she would be speechless then.....

  • J T.
    06/01/2019 01:21

    God that's an awful noise

  • Jay B.
    06/01/2019 01:14

    Well last time it was like this water was 90 ft above sea level. Well how come its not 90 ft above then if we saying its the same.....lol dont yall get enough money from taxpayers now why make up something no one can control no on can control mother nature. Its all lies its all lies ...and its almost a good one and alot of people are on board is the sad thing. ..look clean up trash yeah stop polluting the water we cant even do that but your telling me you can clean all the air lol keep on dreaming. ..if it was true why are the big wigs still insuring and sell houses down by the ocean....and look at all the money that we have give to red cross and others 500 million to help Haiti and red cross has only built 6 houses. ...all it is is a money scam and the reason i say it a half way good one is how you gonna prove either way ..lol

  • Vincent P.
    06/01/2019 01:03

    2 morons

  • Aaron M.
    06/01/2019 00:01

    And you’re going to take hundreds and thousands of jobs away from other people buy your new green deal

  • Chris J.
    05/31/2019 23:11

    This girl is brain dead

  • Kenny B.
    05/31/2019 21:47

    Global warming? II live in California, I've been here my whole life 44 years and this is the coolest rainiest coldest Beginning of summer I've ever lived through. It snowed last week in the sierras for God sake.

  • Robert H.
    05/31/2019 21:24

    Dumb and dumber!!!!!

  • Napu J.
    05/31/2019 21:12

    The idiot and the geriatric, sounds like a bad joke.

  • Dennis C.
    05/31/2019 20:35

    AOC would have to take off her shirt to get me to watch the whole speech

  • Newsom G.
    05/31/2019 16:22

    Says "weve never seen a world like this" then in the next sentence says the last time it was like this was....... U just fn said wevenever seen a world like this... Her and bernie are dreamers!!!! They dont seem to have a grasp on reality.

  • Chris T.
    05/31/2019 15:40

    Both retarded

  • Cam L.
    05/31/2019 13:38

    If you support this bill, your borderline mentally retarded.

  • Nicholas C.
    05/31/2019 12:01

    What a couple of idiots. The worst part is the people who are listening and believing this crap

  • Craig S.
    05/31/2019 11:47

    I bet the oil and gas industry has pumped money into those two peoples pockets

  • Ken B.
    05/31/2019 10:29

    Go I wish Bernie would just stick to heckling the Muppets

  • Hank F.
    05/31/2019 09:04

    I would hump her

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