A majority of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D., Mass.) presidential campaign staffers have authorized the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2320 union to represent them in negotiations, despite the union’s international president recently slamming one of the most notable resolutions she cosponsored.
Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to dominate the Democratic primary field, leading nearest challenger Bernie Sanders by almost 20 percentage points, according to the Real Clear Politics polling average.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) criticized former Vice President Joe Biden’s proposal for a moderate plan to address climate change, calling it a “dealbreaker” for progressive Democrats.
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Sunday attempted to downplay her claim that the world will end in 12 years unless Congress acts on climate change by mocking Republicans and saying, “You’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal.”
Democratic state senator Juan Mendez (Ariz.) on Monday called for Arizona to adopt provisions of the Green New Deal because he wants to be “part of the generation that kills golf” and the “greedy parts of the agriculture business industry.”
The Green New Deal would have essentially no effect on global warming, a new report argues, while imposing enormous economic and social costs.
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka expressed opposition to the Green New Deal during a forum hosted by the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.