AOC to Co-Chair Biden's Climate Change Task Force
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) will co-chair, alongside former Secretary of State John Kerry, on a climate change task force for the Biden campaign.
The Big Picture:
The Biden campaign and remnants of the Sanders presidential campaign, have formed "Unity Task Forces" on the issues of climate change, criminal justice reform, the economy, education, health care, and immigration, in an effort to repair schisms within the Democratic Party ahead of the general election.
What they're saying:
Former Vice President Joe Biden said, “A united party is key to defeating Donald Trump this November and moving our country forward through an unprecedented crisis. As we work toward our shared goal, it is especially critical that we not lose sight of the pressing issues facing Americans,”.
U.S Senator Bernie Sanders said “In the midst of the unprecedented economic and pandemic crises we face, the Democratic Party must think big, act boldly, and fight to change the direction of this country,”
AOC spokesperson Lauren Hitt said in a statement to CNN, that the congresswoman made the decision to join the task force "with members of the Climate Justice community - and she will be fully accountable to them and the larger advocacy community during this process.".