You mean like how rich people lobby Republicans for private jet tax breaks instead of working to pay for private jets? Yeah, I’m against that. https://www.businessinsider.com/private-jet-trump-tax-bill-deduction-for-richest-people-2018-3
Or do you mean fighting wage theft? I love fighting wage theft.
I work on climate change professionally. That committee did not reduce car emissions. There was previous legislation that authorized EPA and DOT to increase fuel economy. The Obama administration also did a lot to push for emissions reductions through executive authority after climate bills failed in the senate. There are plenty of effective…
She’s co-sponsored about a dozen bills and her advocacy on the Green New Deal already had a big impact on Congressional committees and how the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are talking about climate change. Rhetoric + media + social media are significant forms of political power and I think she’s using them well.
It’s misleading to separate how a politician communicates from the policies they’re communicating. A big reason AOC gets attention is that she talks about issues like climate change, student debt and generational income inequality that otherwise don’t get as much mainstream attention as they deserve. That would be in contrast to Trump getting…
I’m not sure that’s the case since DSA is designed as a pretty big tent for leftist politics: https://www.dsausa.org/strategy/where_we_stand/. The talk here about things like co-ops isn’t as far left as nationalizing industries, for instance. Locally, they’ve done a lot of work in DC to help people avoid eviction, false arrest and to recoup stolen wages.