Larson Joins Rep. Ocasio-Cortez in Introducing Green New Deal
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) to reintroduce the Green New Deal.
“I would like to applaud all of the advocates, especially all of the young activists who have been at the forefront of this fight against climate change. That's why I’m proud to join Rep. Ocasio-Cortez in introducing the Green New Deal and the Civilian Climate Corps for Jobs and Justice Act. This will allow us to put teeth into a movement and provide an opportunity for the government to work hand in glove with advocates for a cleaner, safer planet.
“This is about the planet and its future. It is, literally, a matter of life and death. If you care at all about future generations, then you must look at the science and act accordingly. That’s why I am a strong supporter of the Green New Deal. It will involve people in meaningful work that will preserve the planet and result in a cleaner air and water for all,” said Larson.
Larson has long been calling for action on serious measures to address our global climate crisis. He is the author of the American Wins Act, which would put a significant dent in our carbon emissions by taxing pollution at its source and using the revenue to invest in the nation’s infrastructure, and in clean energy, while supporting climate justice and frontline communities.