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Members of Youth vs. Apocalypse Defend Their Exchange With Dianne Feinstein

“We were not ‘aggrieved.’”
Source: Jeff Chiu / AP

Dianne Feinstein Doesn’t Need a Do-Over

Last week, a group of children and teenagers from organizations including Youth vs. Apocalypse and the Sunrise Movement went to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office in San Francisco to ask her to vote for the Green New Deal. A video of the exchange—in which Feinstein explains her objections to the legislation—soon went viral.

“At the 13th hour of a long career,” this week, “Feinstein did something that the kids weren’t expecting. She took them seriously, and she patiently explained some truths about American political life that they didn’t understand. And then she did the one thing that an old woman isn’t supposed to do. She said that she wasn’t

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