Omar is not an establishment candidate, and while he is a consensus maker, he will not back down from a fight. He was hunted down, tortured, and nearly killed for speaking out against injustice. Still, he stood strong. His experience, values and track-record should leave no doubt in the mind of any Rhode Islander that when it comes to protecting the rights of, and serving, the residents of the Ocean State there will be no fiercer advocate.
DEFEND OUR PLANET
Omar supports the principles embedded in the Green New Deal. If we do not restructure the foundations of our economy, we will not avert the worst effects of climate change. Though the United States is neither solely responsible for, nor solely capable of addressing the climate crisis, other nations take their cue from us. We must lead on this. Wind and solar are now viable - much more so than even 10 years ago. We must stop running our economy on petroleum and invest in renewables with the aim of carbon neutrality in 25 years. Yes, it will be expensive, but it will directly create hundreds of thousands of jobs, protect the environment, and directly improve the health of hundreds of millions of Americans. It is an investment worth making. We have no choice if we want to save the planet. Omar believes there is room for bipartisanship and collaboration on this issue and truly hopes Congress can find common ground. But if we cannot, this just underscores the urgency of electing more Democrats to Congress who are not afraid to confront reality.