You turn to us for voices you won't hear anywhere else.

Sign up for Democracy Now!'s Daily Digest to get our latest headlines and stories delivered to your inbox every day.

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.”

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation