Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey unveiled their ‘Green New Deal’ proposal Thursday; revealing a massive federal program that calls for universal healthcare, affordable housing, a national jobs guarantee, and more.
A handful of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls -including Sen. Elizabeth Warren- threw their full support behind the legislation months before the full text was posted online.
NEW: Elizabeth Warren supports the idea for a "Green New Deal" — a sweeping climate framework being championed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. https://t.co/bAqAcrN8a6
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According to the legislation, the Green New Deal seeks to provide “all people of the United States with high-quality healthcare; affordable, safe, and adequate housing; economic security; and access to clean water, clean air, healthy and affordable food, and nature.”
Read the full text here.