Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @AOC Congresswoman for NY-14 (the Bronx & Queens). In a modern, moral, and wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live. 💯% People-Funded, no lobbyist💰. Feb. 10, 2019 1 min read

“Climate change is not a market glitch to be fixed through pricing... but part of a dire social crisis.”

The GND Resolution’s purpose is to *define the scope* of a climate solution.

Now, from investing into battery tech to fixing water pipes, we can draft projects in the plan.

For far too long, ideas like a carbon tax or cap-and-trade were touted as the premier solutions to climate change.

While those things could be *part* of a solution, the GND resolution says they are inadequate as the whole answer.

The pipes in Flint weren’t a “market failure.”

The pipes in Flint weren’t a market failure, they were a social failure.

It was a failure to see the people in Flint as important as the WH. Those decisions were predicated on a legacy of racism + dehumanization of the poor.

The enviro issue of water is how that was expressed.

And part of what the #GreenNewDeal says, at last, is that Flint wasn’t an accident.
The folks dying in West Virginia aren’t an accident.
The Bronx having one of the highest child asthma rates isn’t an accident.

It’s a structural failure to care, & treat these communities fairly.

Finally, the reason we scope out with a resolution is bc I am not here to say that only one member of Congress will solve a global crisis.

Think of the GND Res as a “Request for Proposals.”

We’ve defined the scope and where we want to go. Now let’s assess + collab on projects.


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