Republicans Don’t Consider Americans Who Live On The Coasts ‘Real Americans’
Here, in the photo below, is a Republican prop from an impeachment hearing.
The prop implies that Americans who live in urban or coastal regions are not "real Americans", thus their opinions don't matter as much as people in states such as South Dakota or Iowa.
Here are some facts according to the University of Michigan's Center for Sustainable studies:
- "Approximately 84% of the U.S. population lives in urban areas."
- "The average population density of the U.S. is 87 people per square mile. The average population density of metropolitan areas (MSA) is 283 people per square mile; in New York City, the population density is 27,012 people per square mile."
- "U.S. metro economies account for 90.8% of GDP, 91.3% of wage income, and 87.7% of jobs. Only 9 countries (including the U.S.) have a higher GDP than the New York City area."
- "A Living Cities Report found that over 75% of the 40 largest U.S. cities surveyed have plans for reducing greenhouse gasses in the coming years.34 Many cities, including New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, have created Climate Action Plans, demonstrating environmental leadership and commitment to reducing climate change."