Democrats in Congress propose sweeping Green New Deal

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"I think there were a lot of people who said it wasn't realistic for the United States to get a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s, when President Kennedy initially outlined that goal".

The new plan was advanced last Thursday at a press conference by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) and Sen. Ocasio-Cortez's office released the resolution to reporters on Wednesday night with a separate FAQ document that seemed to contradict some aspects of the resolution, including taking stances on nuclear energy and farming emissions that didn't appear in the official document.

The joint resolution stakes out an ambitious agenda for any Green New Deal legislation, calling for eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from every major sector of the economy, providing clean energy jobs to millions of Americans and vastly expanding the social safety net.

Phillips found that the majority of college students loved her proposal - until they heard what is actually in it.

"I like that it's progressive, that it's gonna push the world forward". Sean McElwee of Data for Progress told Vox that the Green New Deal is intended to be a new litmus test: "The Green New Deal is what it means to be progressive".

"To be honest, I think we need those things to live".

"I think that's drastic." the next student conceded.

One student had a more serious view of the plan, saying, "if we didn't do that, we're going to be killing ourselves".

Some of the students made clear that they perceive global warming as an apocalyptic concern.

The Green New Deal is an ambitious plan to tackle climate change with specific mandates, such as shifting 100 percent of US power demands onto renewable sources within a decade. Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff said this was merely a draft and that it was published by accident. I have a 10-year-old and 7-year-old.

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