Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who represents the 14th district of New York in the Bronx and Queens, unveiled a series of New Deal Era-style posters to promote her Green New Deal (GND) plan. The first two posters highlight historic monuments in New York City: the Victory Memorial in Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx and the Unisphere globe sculpture in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens.
“These posters push us to imagine our future with a Green New Deal in two of our beloved NY-14 parks: Pelham Bay & Flushing Meadows,” the U.S. Representative wrote in a statement on Twitter. “All our #GND posters are made in the US, union-printed & will be available for purchase soon, but available at organizing events now,” she added.
Surprise!✨I am thrilled to announce the launch of our #GreenNewDeal art series with custom Bronx & Queens GND posters.
The Bronx edition poster will be given for free as a limited release to the public at our Pelham Bay Nature Day & Backpack Giveaway in the Bronx tomorrow.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 30, 2019
The posters are reminiscent of the Work Projects Administration (WPA) lithographs from the mid-1930s and early 1940s. That program was part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, which inspired Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal plan. The first 250 prints will be released tomorrow, August 31, at the Pelham Bay Nature Day event, where the congresswoman will be a guest of honor. The Bronx posters will be distributed for free during the event.
“Bronx & Queens art is where we’re starting, but we aspire to release custom #GreenNewDeal art for local communities across America,” Ocasio-Cortez promised and announced a forthcoming line of “GND reusables!”
Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified Rep. Ocasio-Cortez as a senator in one reference. We regret the error.