Change the Climate 2020

LCV Statement on Governor Inslee’s Exit From the 2020 Presidential Primary

Aug 22, 2019

Emily Samsel,, 202-454-4573

Washington, DC — In response to Governor Jay Inslee’s announcement that he is withdrawing from the Democratic Presidential Primary, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:

“Governor 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 right up to earlier today. His plan to move our country to 100% clean energy is the kind of bold vision we need to tackle the climate crisis. We have no doubt that Governor Inslee has played a crucial role in elevating the climate crisis to the top of the agenda within this primary, which we are confident will remain the case for the rest of the primary. And should he choose to run for a third term, we have no doubt that Governor Inslee will continue to earn his title of ‘greenest governor’ as he oversees Washington State as the model for how states can lead the way on just and equitable policies to tackle the climate crisis.”