Washington D.C. – Today, LCV Action Fund released the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld in response to Joe Biden’s historic announcement that Senator Kamala Harris will be his running mate:
“Congratulations to Senator Kamala Harris, a true environmental champion! There is so much at stake this November, and we could not be more excited to help elect the Biden-Harris ticket.
Senator Harris has been a long-time champion for climate action and environmental justice, from starting the first environmental crimes unit in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office to her work prosecuting polluters and defending California’s climate law as Attorney General. She’s continued to build on that leadership with her 91% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard and recent introduction of the Climate Equity Act and the Environmental Justice for All Act in the Senate, and we know she will continue the fight for a more just solution to the climate crisis. We applaud Joe Biden for choosing a running mate who is also committed to acting on the climate crisis starting on day one and continuing every single day of their administration. Together, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will fight for the health of communities most impacted by the climate crisis and environmental injustice and work to build a more just and equitable clean energy future for all.”
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