OCASIO-CORTEZ: “As we’ve discussed the Green New Deal, I’ve noticed that there’s been an awful lot of misinformation.
So I have decided that since my colleagues — could not for some reason read the resolution that perhaps this hour would be spent best reading it to them.
Providing resources, training and high-quality education, including higher education to all people of the United States.
And ensure prosperity and economic security for all people in the United States.
Ensuring a commercial environment where every business person is free from unfair competition and domination by domestic or international monopolies.
Guaranteeing universal access to clean water.
Strengthening and protecting the right of all workers to organize, unionize and collectively bargain free of coercion, intimidation and harassment.
Building a more sustainable food system that ensures universal access to healthy food.
Meeting 100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable and zero-emission energy sources.
And ensuring affordable access to electricity.
Guaranteeing a job with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations and retirement security to all people of the United States.
Promote justice and equity by stopping current, preventing future and repairing historic oppression of indigenous peoples, communities of color, migrant communities, the industrialized communities, depopulated rural communities, the poor, low-income workers, women, the elderly, the unhoused, people with disabilities.
Upgrading all existing buildings in the United States and building new buildings to achieve maximum energy efficiency, water efficiency, safety, affordability, comfort and durability, including through electrification.
— by supporting family farming.
And O, providing all people of the United States with high-quality health care, affordable, safe and adequate housing, economic security and clean water, clean air, healthy and affordable food, and access to nature.
I humbly ask our country to care for our planet. Thank you very much and I yield.”