“Texas Is The Next Battleground For The Green New Deal”

“Sunrise Movement is taking the fight to Big Oil’s home turf, endorsing another insurgent Democrat and going all in on three House races in the Lone Star State.”

“Sunrise Movement, the youth campaign behind the Green New Deal, called 25,000 Iowans and persuaded 7,000 to sign pledges to vote for the candidate who advocated the most ambitious plan for rapidly lowering planet-heating emissions along with guaranteeing federal jobs to displaced workers.

In New Hampshire, the group called 33,000 voters and racked up 12,000 pledges that it claimed delivered a win for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Now Sunrise Movement is pulling back from the presidential contest and redirecting its efforts toward a trio of March 3 congressional primaries in Texas, hoping a victory in the oil and gas industry’s mecca will add momentum to the two-year-old Green New Deal movement.”

Alexander C. Kaufman reports for HuffPost February 13, 2020.