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AOC Says U.S. Must Follow Up Climate Vows with Action, Focus on the Most Vulnerable

HeadlineNov 10, 2021

New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez arrived at the Glasgow summit, where she echoed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s message that “America is back” when it comes to the global fight against climate change. But she added that the U.S. has “not recovered our moral authority” on climate action and that the U.S. would have to prove itself by actually slashing its emissions.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “We can’t actually just pursue decarbonization. It has to center a benefit for the working class, for the vulnerable, for frontline communities, people of color, women, underserved communities. And it has to have a justice and jobs focus in order for us to meet our emissions goals.”

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