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Statement from Carol M. Browner on Senator Kamala Harris’s Historic Vice Presidential Nomination

Aug 12, 2020

Courtnee Connon, 727-744-4163, courtnee_connon@lcv.org

Following the announcement of Senator Kamala Harris as the Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee, LCV’s Board Chair Carol M. Browner released the following statement:

Statement from Carol M. Browner on Senator Kamala Harris’s Historic Vice Presidential Nomination

Washington, DC – Carol M. Browner, former Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and former director of the White House office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, and current Board Chair for the League of Conservation Voters and member of the Biden Campaign’s Climate Engagement Advisory Council, today issued the following statement in response to Joe Biden’s announcement that Kamala Harris would be the vice presidential nominee:

“I am thrilled Kamala Harris, a true champion for climate and environmental justice, is joining Joe Biden on this historic ticket. Senator Harris has helped lead the fight to center racial justice and equity in our national environmental policies and pushed to hold the Trump administration accountable for their harmful rollbacks of environmental protections that most negatively impact low-income families and communities of color. From starting the first-ever environmental justice unit as San Francisco District Attorney to her leadership on critical issues like electrifying our school buses to protect the health of our children, Kamala Harris has shown she will be a vice president for all of us.

The history she is making as the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to run on a major political party national ticket will help break down barriers and make our democracy more fair and accessible to all. As our next vice president, she will help advance a just and equitable transition to a 100% clean energy future built on a promise of racial and environmental justice. After the disastrous Trump-Pence administration, it is clear that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris can provide the leadership our country and our environment needs at this critical moment.”

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