Last updated on May 15th, 2019
Monday night at Howard University will witness Democratic Senator and 2020 presidential election candidate Bernie Sanders taking part in the final rally of Green New Deal. He will be participating in the rally alongside of Junior Democratic Senator of Massachusetts, Ed Markey.
The rally at the University on Monday night will be the end of the Sunrise Movement’s “Road to a Green New Deal Tour” across the country. The tour was organized to increase awareness of the Green New Deal, which was introduced earlier this year by Ed-Markey and Ocasio-Cortez. The rally is expected to gather around 1500 people.
The news of joining the rally at the Howard University on Monday night ensues after Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez announced the legislation, which will curtail predatory lenders in new ways. Earlier this week, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez declared that she is “entertaining” the idea to support a Democratic 2020 presidential election candidate. According to Ocasio-Cortez, both the senators, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren might be the future President.
Previously, Sanders portrayed his response on Trump’s impeachment regarding Mueller’s investigation. He said, “At the end of the day, what is most important to me is to see that Donald Trump is not re-elected president, and I intend to do everything I can to make sure that doesn’t happen.”
As the climate change has emerged to be one of the important concerns having weightage in 2020 presidential elections, therefore the significance of rally at Howard University has increased manifold.
Earlier, both Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez criticized former vice-president and 2020 Presidential election hopeful Joe Biden on his plan to address the climate change. They criticized his report and claimed it to be a “middle ground” approach.
Both the leaders took to twitter to condemn Biden’s approach on climate change. While Biden asserted that there is no “middle ground” to address climate change, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “This is a deal breaker. There is no “middle ground” w/ climate denial & delay. Blaming “blue collar” Americans as the main opponents to bold climate policy is gas lobbyist 101. We’re not going to solve the climate crisis w/ this lack of leadership. Our kids’ lives are at stake.”
With 2020 Presidential elections approaching, climate change is becoming a crucial concern to address, the rally at Howard University on Monday night might gain more supporters to the cause. Although Ocasio-Cortez and Markey have been bringing the rally through, their recent participation might get the people divided over various issues.