The Green New Deal
, which AOC has helped bring from the fringes into the mainstream American conversation, is an ambitious reform that seeks to tackle fast-encroaching climate change and income inequality in the next decade. Some of its goals include achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the next 10 years, creating millions of green jobs, and upgrading to energy-efficient infrastructure. In an effort not seen since Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal in the 1930s, which transformed the country's infrastructure, it includes a sweeping federal jobs guarantee
, which ensures "a job with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations, and retirement security to all people of the United States." All the Democratic presidential hopefuls, including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren, enthusiastically support the plan.