Week In Review: July 5, 2019

Pressure is building for presidential candidates to share their comprehensive plans to address the climate crisis, particularly Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Kamala Harris (D-CA). Former Secretary Julián Castro (D-TX) said he’ll release a climate plan soon. 

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) released an immigration plan, which includes addressing climate change as one of the root causes of migration and the refugee crisis. 

Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN) announced a national service plan, including a Climate Corps to “build resiliency and sustainability against climate disruption; help first responders in the wake of disaster.”  

Our Climate Action New Hampshire team met up with Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). Watch her explain why climate action is important to her and how she’ll prioritize it. 

Here are some more highlights from climate action on the 2020 campaign trail this week:  

  • Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) talked climate action on Pod Save America
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden (D-DE) mentioned climate in his Iowa speech. 
  • Governor Steve Bullock (D-MT) led Montana in joining the U.S. Climate Alliance
  • Former Congressman John Delaney (D-MD) campaigned on climate at multiple stops in New Hampshire
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) tweeted on the climate, leadership crises. 
  • Governor Jay Inslee (D-WA) continued to push for a climate debate
  • Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) discussed farming and climate in Iowa. 
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) called for climate action in Nevada. 

For more updates on how candidates are campaigning on climate change, check out www.changetheclimate2020.com.

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