Congressional Democrats are rapidly embracing a bold plan by Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) demanding Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) create a Select Climate Committee -- and only include members who refuse to accept campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry.
Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, has been asking her supporters to back a "Green New Deal" plan by establishing the select committee.
On Saturday she asked her supporters to contact their congressional representative on Twitter and "call them on Monday, too."
On Sunday evening, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) became the 10th member of the Democratic Party caucus to back the proposal.
Here is what some of the Democrats have been tweeting about their support.
I welcome the energy/urgency from @Ocasio2018 & @sunrisemvmt in proposing #GreenNewDeal. I support that & will also… https://t.co/DDPSJQxbSu— Rep. Jared Huffman (@Rep. Jared Huffman) 1542587984.0
.@Ocasio2018 is right about climate change. We need to think very seriously about the planet we want to leave for o… https://t.co/g6tSWRwZ7p— Ro Khanna (@Ro Khanna) 1542406327.0
As a millennial, I firmly believe #climatechange is the defining issue of our time. Proud to join @Ocasio2018 & oth… https://t.co/6aB0Gvn73D— Joe Neguse (@Joe Neguse) 1542386733.0
As the vice chair of the last Select Committee on Global Warming & Energy Independence, I am thrilled to see renewe… https://t.co/ger42foFVq— Earl Blumenauer (@Earl Blumenauer) 1542413227.0
We have a right to good jobs and livable future. Proudly traveling alongside my values. @sunrisemvmt #GreenNewDeal https://t.co/D2uR4N2k4W— Rashida Tlaib (@Rashida Tlaib) 1542575887.0
“I have proudly stood with the water protectors at Standing Rock for a safer environment. One of my first prioritie… https://t.co/ClBtNmrXA7— Deb Haaland (@Deb Haaland) 1542231157.0
Here’s the video of civil rights icon @repjohnlewis voicing support for @Ocasio2018’s House Select Committee fo… https://t.co/QCQLKIDSMX— Sunrise Movement 🌅 (@Sunrise Movement 🌅) 1542500852.0
This is the resolution for a select committee on a #GreenNewDeal @Ocasio2018 and our movement are demanding… https://t.co/YRHDZ1e9WU— Sunrise Movement 🌅 (@Sunrise Movement 🌅) 1542123747.0