Ocasio-Cortez unveils Green New Deal art posters in New York district

Ocasio-Cortez unveils Green New Deal art posters in New York district
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSanders 'very concerned about what appears to be a coup' in Bolivia Trump celebrates resignation of Bolivia's president Sanders touts big crowds in Iowa rallies with Ocasio-Cortez MORE (D-N.Y.) on Friday unveiled a new art series for her district in the Bronx and Queens highlighting her Green New Deal proposal.

“These posters push us to imagine our future with a Green New Deal in two of our beloved NY-14 parks: Pelham Bay & Flushing Meadows,” the freshman congresswoman wrote on Twitter.

The first posters, made in the U.S. and printed at union shops, will be given out to constituents during a Family Nature Day at the Pelham Bay Park on Saturday. They will soon be available to purchase, she wrote.

Ocasio-Cortez said in a subsequent tweet that the posters are inspired by the New Deal, a series of programs and public works projects instituted under former President Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930s.

While the images currently highlight her hometown, the New York progressive said the posters will soon expand to represent local communities across the country.

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Ocasio-Cortez also hinted that a line of Green New Deal-inspired reusable products is in the works.

The first-term lawmaker teamed up with Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyDemocrats unifying against Joe Kennedy Senate bid States, green groups challenge rollback of Obama-era lightbulb rules Overnight Energy: Dems ask Trump UN ambassador to recuse from Paris climate dealings | Green group sues agencies for records on climate science | Dem wants answers on Keystone oil spill MORE (D-Mass.) to introduce the Green New Deal resolution earlier this year, an ambitious climate policy proposal that has sparked widespread debate among Democrats. The proposal, titled “Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal,” has a goal of creating millions of “good, high-wage jobs” by striving for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Republicans have lambasted the proposal, attempting to use it to paint Democrats as too radical on climate policy.