New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez flew more than 1,600 miles on an airplane to protest climate change and champion her environmental agenda.
Ocasio-Cortez traveled to Colorado on Sept. 21 to speak about climate change and the Green New Deal at a local high school. The freshman lawmaker headlined the Boulder County Democratic Party’s annual Truman Dinner later that day, where she again spoke about environmental issues and climate activism.
“Nothing to fear except inaction,” Ocasio-Cortez said during the dinner in front of a sold-out crowd, according to The Denver Post. “The only thing we should be scared of is our future if we do nothing. We have to be bold and audacious and ambitious as possible.”
This is our first trip testing innovative approaches to childcare policies. We’re hoping to learn from it & refine for future trips/ideas 🍼 pic.twitter.com/OPFNTeQBIp
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 21, 2019
However, her commute to Colorado was not the most environmentally friendly method. She traveled by aircraft, which is a significant source of carbon emissions around the world.
In response to a Twitter user who spotted her Saturday carrying an infant at Reagan National Airport in Virginia, Ocasio-Cortez revealed to her followers that the baby was her staffer’s 1-year-old. She posted a selfie picture inside the airplane in a subsequent tweet and wrote she was traveling to Colorado to “visit families impacted by fracking sites.” (Read more from “Ocasio-Cortez Flew Plane Across the Country to Rally for Climate Change” HERE)