Question for Democrats: What is a "Green New Deal"?

Liberal activists contend that Democrats need bold ideas — both to tackle the urgency of the climate crisis and to drum up the voter excitement to oust President Donald Trump.

“I think it is a fantastic idea and I think it is the secret, or one of the secrets, to winning 2020,” Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster who has worked with progressives like Ocasio-Cortez, said of the Green New Deal. “It combines an issue that Democrats are way ahead on — the environment — and an issue they need to desperately get ahead on — the economy.”…

“I don’t even think it’s possible to reach the full scale of what we’re talking about with one piece of legislation,” said Varshini Prakash, co-founder of Sunrise Movement, which organized protests at Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office to push for aggressive green policies. “It’s not going to be necessarily one bill or one piece of legislation or one level of government that makes this possible.”