Democratic U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that she supports a green new deal… A progressive policy push to change the country’s power demand to 100% “clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources.”
“I believe that global climate change is the greatest crisis that humanity faces and it’s real, something we have to spend our time and effort figuring out how to reverse. I think green new deal is an excellent place to start.”
“And I would do a call to action, I would ask America’s population to ask America’s youth to decide that we will have a green economy in the next 10 years, not because it’s easy but because its’ hard and will be a measure of who we are as a nation.”
Her announcement comes a day after democratic New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey officially unveiled the proposal to combat climate change. House speaker Nancy Pelosi has also said she “welcomes” the policy.