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AOC Gets Ready to Unveil Green New Deal

AOC Gets Ready to Unveil Green New Deal

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is reportedly preparing to unveil legislation for a Green New Deal in the next few days. The office of Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) verified that the two are working together on a plan and that an announcement about the bill's contents is coming soon, though the legislation is not yet final. Varshini Prakash, who co-founded the Sunrise Movement -- a group of climate change activists that organized the protest Ocasio-Cortez attended in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) office -- said the bill would come as soon as next Wednesday or Thursday. The Green New Deal is expected to contain broad, progressive policy goals that aim to transform the economy to fight climate change. Already, some 2020 contenders including Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) andElizabeth Warren (D-MA) have spoken out in favor of the overall proposal, ensuring that the issue will gain more traction on the campaign trail. We’ll keep you posted. More here.

Obama Moves: Michelle Obama Nominated for Award, Barack Obama Heads to Canada

Obama Moves: Michelle Obama Nominated for Award, Barack Obama Heads to Canada

Kamala Harris and Cory Booker Jockey for Black Caucus Support Behind the Scenes

Kamala Harris and Cory Booker Jockey for Black Caucus Support Behind the Scenes