2019-01-07 15:45:56

Sunrise Movement: Pelosi’s Actions on Climate Fall Woefully & Inexcusably Short of What We Need

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing criticism from some climate activists for failing to back a Green New Deal. Last week Pelosi announced the formation of a new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, headed by long-standing Florida Congressmember Kathy Castor. But the committee is far weaker than what backers of a Green New Deal had envisioned. The committee will not have subpoena power or the power to draft legislation. DN! speaks with Varshini Prakash, founder of the Sunrise Movement, a youth-led climate group that has occupied and lobbied at congressional offices, risking arrest to demand adoption of the Green New Deal and bold climate leadership.

Climate Change Green New Deal Kathy Castor Nancy Pelosi Sunrise Movement Varshini Prakash

Environment

Mobilized

Tonight on Mobilized: Thomas Linzey and Patricia Johnson-Castle

Tonight on Mobilized: Thomas Linzey and Patricia Johnson-Castle

Mobilized

Friday on Mobilized News Thomas LInzey and Patricia Johnson-Castle

Friday on Mobilized News Thomas LInzey and Patricia Johnson-Castle

Mobilized

This Week On Mobilized: Peter Plastrik

This Week On Mobilized: Peter Plastrik

Rising Up With Sonali

Why Are States Hoarding Welfare Funds From Poor?

Why Are States Hoarding Welfare Funds From Poor?

Related

The David Pakman Show

U.S.-China Tensions Rise as Pelosi Vows “Ironclad” Support for Taiwan During Controversial Trip

U.S.-China Tensions Rise as Pelosi Vows “Ironclad” Support for Taiwan During Controversial Trip

The Thom Hartmann Program

Will Economy Burn You Before Climate Change Does? Featuring Prof. Richard Wolff

Will Economy Burn You Before Climate Change Does? Featuring Prof. Richard Wolff

Democracy Now!

A Pelosi Visit to Taiwan Could Inflame Tensions Between U.S. & China, with Little Benefit to Taiwanese

A Pelosi Visit to Taiwan Could Inflame Tensions Between U.S. & China, with Little Benefit to Taiwanese

The David Pakman Show

Fox News Struggles to Cover Historic Heat Wave Without Mentioning Climate Change

Fox News Struggles to Cover Historic Heat Wave Without Mentioning Climate Change

Proud Partners