Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called on lawmakers Tuesday to address the systemic cause of climate change as she reintroduced a resolution in support of a Green New Deal.
“The climate crisis is a crisis born of injustice, and it is a crisis born of the pursuit of profit at any and all human and ecological cost,” the New York Democrat said at a press conference in front of the U.S. Capitol.
She continued, “We must recognize in legislation that the trampling of indigenous rights is a cause of climate change, that the trampling of racial justice is a cause of climate change, because…we are allowing folks to deny ourselves human rights and deny people the right to health care, the right to housing and education.”
The group behind her clapped as she made her remarks, although they likely don’t have a clue what she said.
Ocasio-Cortez was joined by Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Representative Cori Bush (D-Mo.), Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and several advocates as she relaunched the resolution and related climate measures.
Watch the video below and try and figure this out:
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