Over the weekend, Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted out a link for young Americans to become involved in politics, telling them to challenge their members of Congress to reject fossil fuel money and act to protect the planet from climate change. If they refuse, then they may need to be primaries. The suggestions are sending chills down the spines of establishment Democrats, but this kind of bold action is exactly what this country needs now. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced