Members of ‘The Squad’ Take to the Steps of the DNC ‘Demanding’ the Green New Deal

A press conference was held today on the steps of the DNC in Washington DC by progressive activists as part of a campaign to lobby Joe Biden, assuming he takes the office as president, to enact the Green New Deal.

Three members of “The Squad”, a progressive Senator, a progressive Congressman, and three newly elected progressive Congressional representatives were among those who spoke.

The GGJAlliance reported it as “Climate activists joined by @AOC, @IlhanMN, @RoKhanna, @EdMarkey, @JamaalBowmanNY, @MondaireJones, @CoriBush at the #BidenBeBrave occupation in Washington, DC to address the climate crisis, and a just recovery from COVID.”

House Rep. Ilhan Omar said “What is more basic than fighting for clean water, a breatheable planet.. trying to make sure we have healthcare for people. What is more basic than making sure our indigenous brothers & sisters don’t lose their sovereignty.”

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes that “We are all here today because of the movement… because at the end of the day, dollars don’t vote, people do”

Michigan House Rep. Rashida Tlaib said that “This movement is more than one day, it is more than election day.” The Sunrise Movement, which was another progressive group that took part added, “We need a movement that will build lasting change for our generation and for those to come.”

A recent article suggested that a “Biden presidency doesn’t need a Green New Deal to make progress on climate change” and enact a sweeping set of climate-related initiatives many Democrats are pushing for.