‘Change Is Closer Than We Think.’ Inside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Unlikely Rise

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Global Citizen, The Power of Yin, Latest Headlines

“Ethical Markets, as an early and continuing supporter of the Resolution in the 116th US Congress for a GREEN NEW DEAL, congratulates Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC ) for her leadership (see link to  TIME cover below).  AOC represents the new generation worldwide which will face the global climate crisis, already disrupting millions in many countries including the USA, on all continents: Africa, Asia , North and South America, Europe, as well as Antarctica, due to melting ice, floods, droughts, heatwaves, fires and deadly cyclones, hurricanes.

This new generation, seems now to  be led by the young, worldwide, even the schoolchildrens’ strike led by  Sweden’s Greta Thunberg. Their movement reminds me of the slogan of Germany’s early Green Party :  “WE ARE NEITHER LEFT NOR RIGHT …WE ARE AHEAD“.  The old ideologies of the 19th and 20th centuries over which wars were fought pale  in relevance to our 21st century crisis.   Let’s move ahead and accelerate the global transition to cleaner, greener, more inclusive, sustainable societies we track in our Green Transition Scoreboard, 2018, with a cumulative $9.3 trillion of private investments,  as envisioned in the United Nation’s Sustainable development Goals (SDGs) and the GREEN NEW DEAL .”

Hazel Henderson, Editor“

Inside AOC’s Unlikely Rise

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the second-most talked-about politician in America, after President Trump. Here’s how she ascended

 By Charlotte Alter

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Every 10 minutes or so, someone knocks on the big wooden door of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s office on Capitol Hill. The noise makes staffers stiffen. It’s almost always a harmless fan, one of dozens who arrive each day, leaving neon-colored Post-it notes as devotional offerings. But in her first three months in Congress, aides say, enough people have threatened to murder Ocasio-Cortez that Capitol Police trained her staff to perform risk assessments of her visitors.

This is the daily reality for America’s newest human Rorschach test. Wonder Woman of the left, Wicked Witch of the right, Ocasio-Cortez has become the second most talked-about politician in America, after the President of the United States. Since beating 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary to represent New York’s 14th District last June, the 29-year-old former bartender has pressured 2020 presidential candidates into supporting her Green New Deal, made campaign-finance reform go viral and helped activists banish Amazon from Queens with a couple of tweets. No lawmaker in recent memory has translated so few votes into so much political and social capital so quickly. Her Twitter following has climbed from about 49,000 last summer to more than 3.5 million. Thousands of people tune in to watch her make black-bean soup or re-pot her houseplants on Instagram Live. Immediately after she tweeted the name of her signature red lipstick—Beso, by Stila—it sold out online.

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