Monday, December 09, 2019
TKC MUST SEE!!! SUNRISE MOVEMENT SLAMS KANSAS REP. SHARICE DAVIDS AFTER 'OFFICE TAKE-OVER' SHUT DOWN!!!
Quick aftermath post of climate activists sharing their dismay against the Kansas Congressional incumbent.
To wit . . .
WILL KANSAS REP. SHARICE DAVIDS SUFFER PROGRESSIVE REBUKE OVER HER FAILURE TO SUPPORT THE GREEN NEW DEAL?!?!
Here's the word according to these local activists . . .
"Members of the Sunrise Movement went to Congressional Rep. Sharice Davids’ (KS-3) Overland Park office. Over 30 young people, including high school students from Shawnee Mission East, Shawnee Mission West, and St. Teresa’s Academy, tried to sit-in at and demand Rep. Davids back the federal Green New Deal.
"Unfortunately, upon showing up, they discovered the police were already alerted and refused to let them inside Davids’s office, despite many of them being constituents. They decided to continue their protest on the sidewalk near her office."
Mary McConville, an 18-year-old high school student, explained that she wanted to occupy the Congresswoman’s office because Rep. Davids hasn’t signed on to the Green New Deal.
“Why is it that the person we voted in is shirking her responsibilities as a member of the House? Sharice Davids was elected with the expectation that she would take care of things like the climate emergency. She was elected with the expectation that she would not only fight for environmental justice, but that she would fight for us as well. I expect my representatives to stand up and fight, to endorse the Green New Deal, for good jobs and a livable future.”
"Sunrise Movement KC Hub Trainer Khiana Harris also expressed her frustration with Rep. Davids for sending her a letter about the Green New Deal that used right wing talking points showing little familiarity with the actual contents of the resolution. In the letter, Harris said that Davids wrote “that [the Green New Deal] encompasses many other policies that have nothing to do with our climate.” Harris went on to note that quality healthcare, a federal jobs guarantee, and racial and economic justice are all crucial to solving the climate crisis."
“I’m mad because you could be a champion for me, for all of us. When I voted for you, I was filled with hope for a better tomorrow, and I still have hope. I know you can do it…. And if for some reason you can’t find the courage to step up Rep. Davids, which I truly believe that you can, but if you can’t, then step aside. We have 11 years. We don’t have time to wait on politicians who can’t decide if they actually want to enter the ring with us and fight.”
Developing . . .