All ten of the qualified presidential candidates are confirmed to attend CNN’s Climate Crisis Town Hall on September 4th. We’re looking forward to the primetime discussion on how candidates will take action on climate beginning on day one in the White House. Be sure to submit your question here.
Bernie Sanders announced his comprehensive climate plan, The Green New Deal, which lays out a road map for addressing the climate crisis starting on day one in the White House, charting a course to decarbonize our power and transportation sectors by 2030 and achieving net zero climate pollution by 2050. The plan focuses on creating family sustaining jobs in the clean energy economy and investing in frontline communities who have been hit first and worst by climate change–including under-resourced groups and communities of color.
.@BernieSanders’ Green New Deal focuses on creating family-sustaining jobs in the clean energy economy & investing in frontline communities. Sanders outlines a plan to #ActOnClimate, decarbonize power & transportation sectors by 2030 and achieve net zero climate pollution by 2050 pic.twitter.com/lsoyKQSgvr
— LCV (@LCVoters) August 22, 2019
Jay Inslee set an incredibly high bar when he launched his presidential campaign with a central focus on climate action and he has continued to demonstrate that leadership with strong proposals for climate action up until he ended his campaign this week. Inslee’s plan to move our country to 100% clean energy is the kind of bold vision we need to tackle the climate crisis. He has played a crucial role in elevating the climate crisis in this primary. More from LCV’s statement.
I know you agree that our mission to defeat climate change must continue to be central to our national discussion — and must be the top priority for our next president. But I’ve concluded that my role in that effort will not be as a candidate to be our next president. pic.twitter.com/Kp8WejuVJy
— Jay Inslee (@JayInslee) August 22, 2019
Climate is also getting a lot of attention in key 2020 early primary states thanks to the leadership from Senators and Members of Congress.
In Nevada, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto focused on the importance of climate action in the state–hosting a summit on wildfires, calling for collaborative solutions at the Lake Tahoe Summit, and highlighting the opportunities to invest in clean transportation at a forum.
We also need to keep working on clean energy solutions. I’m so proud that Nevada has committed to raising its renewable energy portfolio standard to 50 percent by 2030—these are the kinds of fresh approaches that are making Nevada the #InnovationState.
— Senator Cortez Masto (@SenCortezMasto) August 20, 2019
In New Hampshire, Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster led a round table on how the climate crisis is impacting the forestry and outdoor recreation industries in the state.
Productive discussion at @UNHExtension in Lancaster today on the effects of #climatechange in New Hampshire and how we can work together to curb it. I’ll continue to support bold legislation to #ActOnClimate so future generations can enjoy all that New Hampshire has to offer. pic.twitter.com/4cn57YhzLf
— Ann McLane Kuster (@RepAnnieKuster) August 21, 2019
Here are some more climate highlights from the 2020 trail:
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