AOC champions a “Green new Decade”


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is no newcomer to social media, seeing how she regularly goes live on Instagram to not only interact with her constituents and others around the world, but to also fill them in on some her thoughts and what she’s up to in both her political and social lives.

On twitter, the freshman Democratic Rep. from New York, released a video reminiscent of the viral “Draw my Life” videos where celebrities and others share important anecdotes about themselves while growing up all the while drawing pictures that relate to said anecdotes.

In the video, Ocasio-Cortez documents information regarding the need for her “Green New Deal,” which failed to get any support in the Senate earlier this year.

“In 2017, Hurricane Maria destroyed the place where my family was from, Puerto Rico. It was like a climate bomb.”- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D)

Once again making the call that we have 12 years to reroute the course of Earth when it comes to global warming, Ocasio-Cortez goes after Exxon Mobile, saying that “they and others spent millions setting up a network of lobby groups and think tanks to create doubt and denial about climate change.” She says that this “was an effort designed to attack and dispute the very kind of science they themselves had been doing, and it worked.”

She argues that if we do not cut our emission use by half in 12 years, then many people will face “food and water shortages, poverty, and death.”

“We lost a generation of time we will never get back, entire species we’ll never get back, forever.”

The video also acts as an uplifting video for Democrats, noting that Democrats won the House in the 2018 midterm election and that they can win the Senate and the Presidency in the upcoming 2020 election. Ocasio-Cortez highlights that winning both the Senate and the Presidency in the 2020 election will be call for the “Decade of the Green New Deal,” which will also bring in “Medicare for all” along with other policies.

Only time will tell how the 2020 Presidential election will result, but Ocasio-Cortez continues to paint a picture of the type of politician she wants to be for the future, one color and brush stroke at a time.

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.