AOC discusses Green New Deal during Earth Day celebration at Astoria Park

More than 100 people gathered at Astoria Park to celebrate Earth Day and the re-introduction of the Green New Deal with Queens/Bronx Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — while calling for a full stop to the proposed Astoria power plant — on Saturday, April 24.

The sunny spring day brought out community members and their pets to the event, which featured arts and crafts for kids, snacks, as well as speeches from Ocasio-Cortez, State Senator Jessica Ramos, Assemblyman Zohran Mamdani, a representative from State Senator Michael Gianaris’ office and several climate justice groups.

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