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Within 30 minutes of Democratic California Senator Kamala Harris announcing her 2020 presidential bid, environmentalists demanded she endorse a “Green New Deal” in order to be taken “seriously.”
The Sunrise Movement, an environmental group led by activists in their 20s, said if Kamala “wants to be taken seriously by our generation” she needs to sign a pledge to not take donations from the fossil fuel industry and back a “Green New Deal.”
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Harris announced she would run for president Monday morning, the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.
Harris’ campaign has reportedly been in touch with “Green New Deal” organizers, but she has not officially endorsed the plan. Several Democratic 2020 hopefuls have endorsed the “Green New Deal,” including Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Cory Booker of New Jersey.
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Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who recently launched an exploratory presidential committee, supported the “idea” of a “Green New Deal,” though she didn’t fully endorse the proposal.
The “Green New Deal” is primarily being pushed by New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in tandem with the Sunrise Movement. Ocasio-Cortez joined...
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