"So maybe people should listen a little bit". It's not just a cute stunt, in many cases, these kiddos are getting serious results.
An edited video of their meeting was shared on social media by the Sunrise Movement, a self-described "army of young people" striving to elect leadership who will address the urgent nature of climate change, according to their website. And the California Democrat took the opportunity to publicly back the proposal!
Later in the day, Feinstein responded on Twitter, saying that she heard the Sunrise Movement activists "loud and clear", and that she is committed to "real, meaningful climate change legislation".
The exchange comes as moderate Democrats grapple with the Green New Deal, a 10-year plan to mitigate climate change championed by progressives such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY. "You come in here and say it has to be my way or the highway". As two young girls mention the resolution's importance, Feinstein begins to argue that supporting the Green New Deal is counterproductive, as it lacks any Republican support. One of them says voting to support the deal is important even though it "isn't something that's aimed at passing right now" and the 16-year-old inquires about internship opportunities in Feinstein's office.
Feinstein stated shortly after Nazi Republican billionaire, lifelong fascist and most of his life a Democrat, Trump was "selected" in November 2016 that she thought 70-year-old Trump would grow into his job!
"We're going to be the ones who are impacted!" shouted another girl. "I know what I'm doing", Feinstein said at one point.
In the video, more than a dozen children are seen meeting with Feinstein hopes of discussing the deal and presenting her with a giant, handwritten letter asking her to vote yes.
Josh Jordan tweeted: "I love Feinstein now after watching this video".
This is a fight for our generation's survival.
There, one young activist explained that they were "trying to ask you to vote yes on the Green New Deal", legislation proposed by Sen.
"Well the reason why I can't is because there's no way to pay for it", Feinstein responded.
Employees at a nearby grocery store and pizzaria told the newspaper that they had never heard of the now-famous congresswoman patronizing the businesses - though a server at a nearby taqueria had spotted Ocasio-Cortez once, when she came in for the goal of being filmed by a news crew. What makes this encounter more of a PR fumble is that young climate activists - perhaps more so than other issue for those who can not vote yet - have the greatest interest in securing aggressive policy, as they will be around much longer than anyone born in the 20th Century to experience the rough-and-tumble catastrophes of environmental collapse.