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AOC Is Putting The GOP On Notice For Preventing Science From Saving American Lives From Climate Change

Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is really stirring up the right with her “extremist” political efforts to address climate change as it ravages poor, marginalized communities in America. AOC has been in Congress for three months and Fox News has run more coverage on her than most Democratic presidential 2020 candidates.

While the GOP and Fox News has mocked AOC for her red lips, the van her tía drives, and attempted to shame her for working as a bartender as recently as last year, AOC has a big agenda that will not be sidetracked. She is perhaps most famous for her proposed resolution for a Green New Deal (GND), which would meaningfully address the soon to be irreversible effects of climate change.

A Republican congressman claimed that the Green New Deal was created by “rich liberals from New York or California.”

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Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin literally said, “I think we should not focus on the rich, wealthy elites who will look at this and go ‘I love it, cause I’ve got big money in the bank. Everyone should do this!’” Yes. He is from the same party that pushed a tax law the upped tax liabilities on the working and middle classes while giving major breaks to the wealthiest members of American society.

Even POTUS has chimed in to mock the Green New Deal and frame it as a destabilization of the economy.

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Trump has signaled to his party and elected officials to follow suit and mock AOC and the Green New Deal.

Please note: this is not a proper example of how to use the scientific term ‘carbon footprint’ in a sentence.

The GOP currently has no plan to combat climate change.

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It’s estimated that climate change will consume 140,000 lives every year. We only need to look at Puerto Rico to see how dangerous our planet has become for human survival.

AOC is not having any of the GOP’s erasure of environmental racism that systematically places pollution in poor folks’ backyard.

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“You want to tell people that their concern and their desire for clean air and clean water is elitist? Tell that to the kids in the south Bronx which are suffering from the highest rates of childhood asthma in the country. Tell that to the families in Flint.”

California was on fire last year. So, yes, California and “broad swathes of the Midwest” are waiting for our government to do something about it.

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“We talk about cost—we’re going to pay for this whether we pass a Green New Deal or not. Because as towns and cities go underwater, as wildfires ravage our communities, we’re going to pay. And we have to decide whether we’re going to pay to react, or pay to be proactive.”

“People are dying. They are dying.”

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“…And the response across the other side of the aisle to introduce an Amendment five minutes before a hearing and a markup?”

Tell ’em, AOC!

“This is serious.”

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“This is about our constituents and all of our lives… and we’re here and people are more concerned about helping oil companies than helping their own families? I don’t think so. I don’t think so.”

“We are facing a national crisis and if we do not ascend to that crisis…”

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“If we tell the American public that we are more willing to invest and bail out big banks than we are willing to invest in our farmers and our urban families, then I don’t know what we’re here doing. I don’t know what we’re here doing.”

The Senate voted down the proposal.

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Why? The GOP basically trolled Democrats by forcing them to go on record about their support in a swift vote on the freshman Congresswoman’s proposal.

AOC didn’t allow the GOP to split the Democratic party on this issue.

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AOC asked all Democratic caucus members to vote “present” as a political protest of the GOP’s attempt to split the party. Many moderate Democrats who might have voted for the proposal may have lost their seats to the GOP next year.

Meanwhile, 81 percent of registered voters support the goals of the Green New Deal.

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Yale and George Mason University released these poll results from December 2018, which revealed that 64 percent of Republicans agree with that statement as well. This is what the people want, and yet Trump’s mockery of AOC and the Green New Deal has shut it all down.

Climate realists are exasperated with the lack of response to what Obama called the “greatest threat to future generations.”

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This is all old news. In 2016, the United Nations stated that climate change disaster is the biggest threat to global economy, greater than weapons of mass destruction, water crises, and refugee crises.

Fans are placing AOC in comic strips where her save-the-world weapon is her voice.

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Caption: “She’s my shero! Keep on AOC. We love you.”

One mom tweeted praise at AOC as her “hope” for her daughters’ futures.

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Same, Jesper, same. We all need to take note on what it means to unequivocally advocate for justice, whether in the face of your racist tío or Mitch McConnell.

Even John Kerry said that AOC showed “more leadership in one day or in one week than President Trump has in his lifetime on this subject.”

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Kerry looked at the many solutions AOC’s Green New Deal offered and then begged the question: “I don’t know that any of [the solutions] are coming from your party or your side of the aisle. Do you have a plan to deal with climate change?”

With climate change deniers combatting legislation to curb the effects of climate change, many voters are concerned.

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Majority Leader Mitch McConnell only brought the Green New Deal up for a vote to try to stifle the national interest before it becomes more of a problem for his party. It’s all a joke to him.

Of course, the trolls are out in full force to fight for their own demise by deadly climate change.

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Thankfully, Twitter user @MagicRyuuko came in hot to check this bobo:

“Agriculture accounts for ~12% of all greenhouse gasses in the last 100 years from human-run processes. That it’s cow burps instead of cow farts is beside the point – it’s like arguing “I killed him by ripping out his stomach, not his intestines” – fact is you still killed a dude”

Meanwhile, Puerto Rico just passed its own Green New Deal.

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On March 25, 2019, Puerto Rico passed the Puerto Rico Energy Public Policy Act, which will put the island on its way to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. Puerto Rico would be so much better off without America.

Regardless of how GOP members treat her, AOC is an elected official with constituents to answer to and she is doing just that.

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While she’s quickly become a clever politician, Ocasio-Cortez is of the people. Perhaps this is why she’s the loudest voice in Congress.

AOC has a legion of followers and supporters from across the country behind her.

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Just because the Green New Deal was expertly squashed by Mitch McConnell, we all know the issue is far from dead. Make your voice heard and pressure your Presidential hopeful to clarify exactly how they will combat climate change.

READ: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Delivered an Impassioned Speech After the ‘Green New Deal’ Failed to Pass in the House

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AOC Gets Under Ted Cruz’s Skin With Crack About His Mexican Getaway After He Accuses Her Of Pushing For ‘open borders’

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AOC Gets Under Ted Cruz’s Skin With Crack About His Mexican Getaway After He Accuses Her Of Pushing For ‘open borders’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ted Cruz are at it again on Twitter. This time it’s about immigration policy. After recently traveling to the US-Mexican border to underline the recent rise in immigration, Cruz accused AOC of pushing for a “full open borders” policy.

And of course, AOC got him with some solid zingers.

AOC in turn hit back at Cruz for recently fleeing his home state of Texas during its power grid collapse to vacation in Cancún.

In response to Cruz’s attack, AOC suggested Mexico avoid allowing Cruz in the next time he attempts to vacation there. She also called on him to resign from office for his attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“Ted, this is pretty rich coming from someone who fled their own home (and responsibilities) during an environmental crisis to cross the border and seek refuge in Mexico,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Also you funded cages, expanded cages, and yet you’re complaining about cages. You have no policy, just puff.”

Ocasio-Cortez accused Republicans of hypocritically attacking the current administration’s detention of migrant children at the border after they supported President Donald Trump’s policy of separating migrant parents from their children.

Currently, Democrats like AOC are calling on Biden to impliment more liberal immigration policies.

Republicans have strongly expressed their dislike for the recent rise in migrants which has come as a result of Biden’s reversal of Trump’s most rigid border policies.

AOC is currently a co-sponsor of the Roadmap to Freedom resolution. The resolution calls on the Federal Government to develop and implement a Roadmap to Freedom “in order to overhaul the outdated immigration system in the United States that has gone without significant reform for decades, and to relieve the great human impact an unjust system bears on communities around the country.”

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An Alleged Rapist Is Running For Governor In Mexico And Still Has The Support Of President AMLO

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An Alleged Rapist Is Running For Governor In Mexico And Still Has The Support Of President AMLO

For years, Mexicans have been taking to the streets to denounce violence against women and to demand accountability from their leaders. However, much of that messaging doesn’t seem to have reached the very top as President Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) continues to support a candidate for governor facing multiple allegations of sexual assault.

A candidate for governor faces multiple sexual assault allegations and still enjoys widespread support.

Félix Salgado Macedonio, a federal senator (currently on leave) is accused of sexually assaulting five women and yet is still in the running for governor of Guerrero.

Despite the accusations he faces, 64-year-old Salgado, has maintained the support of President AMLO, who has claimed that the allegations are politically motivated, and other high-ranking party officials including national party president Mario Delgado. He was considered the frontrunner in the election for governor.

AMLO came to the candidates defense, calling on people to stop politicking and avoid “media lynchings” and asserting that people should trust the party process that was used to select Salgado as candidate.

“We have to have confidence in the people, it’s the people who decide. If polls are taken and and the people say ‘I agree with this colleague [being candidate],’ I think that must be respected. Politics is a matter for everyone, not just the elites,” López Obrador said.

The MORENA party has committed to reselecting its candidate for governor but Salgado is still in the running.

Officials from the MORENA party announced that they would conduct a new selection process to find a contender for the June 6 election. The party’s honesty and justice commission said its members had voted unanimously to order a repeat of the selection process.

While the honesty and justice commission has ordered a new candidate selection process, Salgado was not precluded from participating in it. He indicated in a social media post on Friday night that he planned to seek the party’s backing for a second time.

“Cheer up colleagues! There is [still fight in the] bull,” Salgado wrote on Facebook.

Activists continue to fight back against his candidacy and the president’s support for an alleged rapist.

Women have protested in Mexico City and Guerrero state capital Chilpancingo and the hashtag #NingúnVioladorSeráGobernador (No Rapist Will be Governor) has been used countless times on Twitter.

Yolitzin Jaimes, a member of the feminist collective Las Revueltas, said the withdrawal of Salgado’s candidacy is a positive first step but urged the authorities to continue investigating the rape allegations.

“… He has to go to jail, … he mustn’t return to the Senate and he mustn’t be nominated [for governor] by any political party because … it’s very probable that he’s seeking to go to the Labor Party [a Morena ally],” she said.

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