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A volunteer prepares information packets for The Road to the Green New Deal Tour final event at Howard University in Washington, Monday, May 13, 2019. Presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., will address the rally. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Green New Deal has been blocked in the Senate, and Democratic House leaders refuse to take it up, but activists and politicians who back the sweeping plan to address climate change are pushing to make it a top issue in the 2020 campaign.

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York will headline a rally Monday night at Howard University that also features Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Varshini Prakash, executive

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