AOC hosts town hall in Astoria to discuss Green New Deal


Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held her monthly town hall at P.S. 70 in Astoria on Wednesday night to speak about progress made with the Green New Deal ahead of Earth Day this weekend.

The congresswoman opened the meeting with data showing that greenhouse gas emissions are set to rise, which will inevitably lead to half the world’s landmass becoming inhabitable. 

“What we have to do right now, and our responsibility is to dramatically alter the way our economy is dependent on fossil fuels,” Ocasio-Cortez said.