Ocasio-Cortez looks back from a couple of decades in the future at the positive impact the sweeping resolution, which aims to make the U.S. carbon-neutral by 2030, could have on the country in the 7-minute short that The Intercept shared online Wednesday.
Check out the video here:
In the video, which was illustrated by artist Molly Crabapple, Ocasio-Cortez reflects on Democrats taking back the Senate, defeating President Donald Trump to win the White House in 2020 and ushering in the “Decade of the Green New Deal.”
She also reminisces about the launch of “Medicare for All” and a federal jobs guarantee, and imagines the story of a young girl who ends up following in her own footsteps to Congress.
They were “years of massive change, and not all of it was good,” Ocasio-Cortez says in the fictional short, as she laments how parts of Miami went underwater “for the last time” following a hurricane.
But the first big step is “just closing our eyes and imagining it,” she concludes in the clip. “We can be whatever we have the courage to see.”
Ocasio-Cortez promoted the video on Twitter, where she explained that the Green New Deal “is our plan for a world and a future worth fighting for.”
Climate change is here + we’ve got a deadline: 12 years left to cut emissions in half.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 17, 2019
A #GreenNewDeal is our plan for a world and a future worth fighting for.
How did we get here?
What is at stake?
And where are we going?
Please watch & share widely ⬇️pic.twitter.com/IMCtS86VXG
The video was well received by many on Twitter:
This is CRACKING. Well worth 7 minutes of your time. Amazing work by @mollycrabapple, @AOC and the rest of @theintercept team. Left me feeling optimistic, and ready to get going with it 💪💪💪 #GreenNewDeal https://t.co/ROR0uzOkFG— Gemma Milne (@gemmamilne) April 17, 2019
This video is very, very good. Also every cell in my body got tense at the ayin hara in the "Hurricane Sheldon" bit https://t.co/YQjoFICNRf— Rafi Letzter (@RafiLetzter) April 17, 2019
Conservative critics dubbed the film a “fairy tale,” aired concerns about how much the implementation of the Green New Deal would cost and repeated baseless claims it would lead to the banning of air and car travel.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.