Poll after poll shows that voters want to know how candidates would address the climate crisis, but a candidate having a plan is not always enough.
Former Governor John Hickenlooper (D-CO) rolled out a climate plan that ultimately “falls short” without a commitment or clear timeline to achieve net-zero emmissions nor a commitment for a just and equitable transition for communities most affected by climate change.
— LCV (@LCVoters) June 13, 2019
Here are some highlights from climate action on the 2020 campaign trail this week:
- Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) wants to account for the true costs of carbon pollution.
- Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NY) and Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) signed the No Fossil Fuel Pledge.
- In Iowa, Governor Steve Bullock (D-MT) notes the impacts of climate change on rural communities.
- Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN) talks climate in his foreign policy speech.
- Former Congressman John Delaney (D-MD) speaks on the Green New Deal on The View.
- Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) outlines the urgency and benefits of climate action for NowThis.
- Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) makes a clear case: climate “one of the most urgent reasons why we need a new president of the United States.”
- Governor Jay Inslee (D-WA) continues to push for a debate focused on climate change, and former Vice President Joe Biden (D-DE), joining many other candidates, expresses his support for it.
- In New Hampshire, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talks about her support for action on climate change.
- Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) tweets about the urgent need for action.
- Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) calls out President Trump for denying climate science.
- Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) reiterates Day One plans on climate.
- Our team asked Andrew Yang about a timeline to transition to renewable energy in New Hampshire.
For more updates on how candidates are campaigning on climate change, check out changetheclimate2020.com.