Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
1 April 2019Feature

This is the full text of the ground-breaking climate justice proposal put forward in both houses of the US congress in February

On 7 February, a radical new congressmember from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (known as ‘AOC’), introduced legislation into the US house of representatives calling for a ‘Green New Deal’. Fellow Democrat Ed Markey introduced the same resolution into the senate on the same day.

The importance of AOC’s resolution is not that it will lead to laws being passed and budgets being set. (It’s a ‘simple resolution’, a nonbinding congressional opinion, not a ‘bill’ or a ‘…