Bernie Sanders joining Ocasio-Cortez at Howard University Green New Deal rally

By Mary Margaret Olohan

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will join Democratic New York Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez at a Green New Deal rally Monday night at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

The rally is hosted by the Sunrise Movement, an environmental activism group attempting to build “an army of young people to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process,” and will be the final stop on the Sunrise Movement’s “Road To The Green New Deal” tour.

The Sunrise Movement has held protests at the offices of Democratic leaders such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in collaboration with Ocasio-Cortez, according to The Washington Examiner.

The group announced Sander’s attendance in a tweet Saturday. “BIG NEWS:@SenSanders is joining us Monday with @AOC, @SenMarkey, and more for the final #Road2GND tour stop in DC where we’ll launch the next phase of the #GreenNewDeal campaign.”

The rally comes as Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls bring climate change to the forefront of the political arena. Sanders criticized 2020 Democratic hopeful Joe Biden Friday for his “middle ground” approach to environmental issues, according to the Washington Examiner, saying that climate change must be the United States’ priority.

“If we don’t commit to fully transforming our energy system away from fossil fuels, we will doom future generations,” Sanders said. “Fighting climate change must be our priority, whether fossil fuel billionaires like it or not.”

Reuter’s initially reported Biden’s “middle ground” approach, saying that the former vice president hopes to appeal to both sides of the aisle on this issue. Biden campaign spokesman TJ Ducklo told Reuters that Biden takes climate change seriously, saying in an emailed statement that “Joe Biden has called climate change an ‘existential threat,’ and as Vice President was instrumental in orchestrating the Paris Climate Accord.”

Some see Biden’s stance as a reboot of President Barack Obama’s policies. “Biden is surrounding himself with the very people President Obama relied on to strangle the economy by driving the fossil fuel industry out of business,” Tom Pyle, president of the American Energy Alliance, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The Congressional Leadership Fund said in an email to The Daily Caller News Foundation that they fully support Sanders’ and Ocasio-Cortez’s efforts to publicize the Green New Deal as a way of making the public aware of the deal’s idiosyncrasies.

“If Democrats want to make the 2020 elections about the Green New Deal, then all we have to say is: game on,” said CLF Spokesman Calvin Moore in a statement. “Democrats continuing to discuss their plan to blow $93 trillion taxpayer dollars on a wholly unrealistic plan to ban air travel and rebuild every single building in the country is only helping elect Republicans to the House of Representatives. We welcome their efforts with open arms.”

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9 thoughts on “Bernie Sanders joining Ocasio-Cortez at Howard University Green New Deal rally

    • No one, leahy represents the far leftarded national faction and Burlaptown but VT not
      so much. So for sending 2 there even since jumping jimminy jeffords we had
      zero representation… what a waste. Not much better with other house critters either.

      “Some see Biden’s stance as a reboot of President Barack Obola’s”
      Any who thought biden could come up with his “own” plan are probably more stupid then
      creepy joe. Mr wrong would be a more fitting name for the creator of
      gun free zones…

  1. .now that’s a ” Dynamic Duo ”
    Yep Chiquita Khrushchev, Burndout Sandernesta 2 commies in a pea pod. Their message
    only appeals to the fully indoctrinated fresh out of skool mush minds. Once they get a job and
    start paying bills they tend to think differently.
    Creepy Joe is totally out of his league having to compete with the give away king and queens of
    all genders in the clownkar showdown. He’s down to giving away health care to all invading
    ingrates while not having any idea about cost or paying for it. Pres Trump is going to have a field
    day with which ever 2 ijits float to the top of the leftarded turd bowl.

  2. Good for Bernie Sanders, and good for AOC. Global warming is an existential threat that we must solve. Lord knows that Trump and his fellow Republicans will not do anything about it.

    • guess you didn’t get the memmo, Pres Trump and Reps and Dems who voted no on gnd saved the country 7 trillion for
      “achieving the goals of the Green New Deal — net-zero greenhouse gas emissions — would have a barely detectable impact on projected global warming, according to U.S. government climate models.”

      or simply put NOTHING..

    • I beg to differ this administration will have IV Nuclear Energy which will provide the cleanest energy into the future! As for global warming another hoax for those in Solar and Wind to get rich!

    • Mark, How in the world can you follow Bernie? He’s one of the biggest hypocrites alive today. 3 lavish homes, private jets flying all over the place. If he believed the garbage coming out of his mouth, he would give away all but one house, exclusively ride a bike and donate most of his ill gotten fortune.

  3. Sanders & Cortez … that’s a ” Dynamic Duo ” you talk about loony tunes these two have
    that market covered !!

    Social Sanders, you can tell he’s a real politician he knows that ” AOC ” has a full head of steam
    with her Green New deal and wants to make sure he gets her minions attention as being on her
    side !!

    I guess Sanders didn’t learn from the last go around, the DNC will not support him when it comes
    down to the wire, that’s why they are pushing ” Sleepy Joe ” Bernie your not a DemocRAT… but
    you are an Idiot !!

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