Exacerbated by climate change, deadly wildfires are ravaging California – threatening the homes, health, and safety of thousands of residents.
The devastating California wildfires are exactly what climate scientists warned us about pic.twitter.com/PLnS5MZliI
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) October 29, 2019
And the presidential candidates are rightly highlighting that these kinds of extreme weather events further underscore the urgent need for climate action.
Thinking of our friends in California from south to north & the first responders bravely putting themselves in the fires’ way. Right now it is about saving lives & homes, but then we take the fight to the crisis of our time: climate change. We can’t wait. https://t.co/MCBmOSyrVN
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) October 31, 2019
My thoughts continue to be with all those in the paths of these life-threatening wildfires—from Easy to Getty to Kincade. Thank you to the firefighters and public servants working to keep California safe. We must act now to prevent climate catastrophe. https://t.co/Phz1L2fmUn
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) October 30, 2019
Farm and domestic workers in California are being forced to choose between their health and their paychecks. That’s completely unacceptable. We need a Green New Deal to protect our most vulnerable.https://t.co/qj9S0GDYhQ
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 29, 2019
The only way we prevail against the worst is by investing in our best. We need to give first and second responders the resources they need to fight the climate crisis on the front lines. https://t.co/ZbV0rJeWkC
— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) October 29, 2019
We can’t become numb to this. We can’t accept living in a world where wildfires continue to get worse—because of our failure to do anything about climate change. This is the defining challenge of our time; and we need to act now, before it’s too late.
Sending love to your state. https://t.co/ks0PTsRcQP
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) October 28, 2019
Among the many victims of California’s wildfires: Farmworkers breathing in dangerous smoke while working in the fields.
Any conversation about addressing the climate crisis needs to include the needs of those already marginalized in society. https://t.co/WGA4y5Fake
— BoOOLián Castro 👻 (@JulianCastro) October 28, 2019
The cost of doing nothing is not nothing. Our failure to address climate change combined with our underinvestment in infrastructure is creating a situation where fires will happen more often and be more devastating. https://t.co/GPgP38pIuv
— John Delaney (@JohnDelaney) October 28, 2019
The California wildfires – and blackouts – are killing people and causing billions of dollars of economic harm as our forests have become tinderboxes due to climate change. We need a new approach to forest management that includes large-scale federal resources and intervention.
— Andrew Yang🧢 (@AndrewYang) October 28, 2019
Climate change is making wildfires larger and more destructive. We have to act now to end this climate crisis. https://t.co/mgCo7YWzkn
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 28, 2019
When you see the effects of climate change firsthand, you see that inaction is no longer an option.
That’s why as Governor I led on expanding clean energy solutions, quadrupling our solar and doubling wind generation.https://t.co/ZC9FbFUHHc
— Steve BOO-lock 👻🎃 (@GovernorBullock) October 25, 2019
Importantly, candidates are also offering their support to first responders and the communities in danger.
Homes have been destroyed. Families have had to flee. Let’s come together to help out our fellow Americans. If you can, please donate to support those recovering from the California wildfires. https://t.co/9NzmvOj2KC
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 30, 2019
As wildfires continue to move quickly across California destroying homes and forcing thousands to flee, please do what you can to help our fellow Americans. Here’s an important resource for how you can help including where you can donate to victims. https://t.co/xy4eYZctaw
— Gory BOOker 👻 (@CoryBooker) October 30, 2019
Prayers for Californians in the vicinity of the fire. I hope you can feel the love and good energy people are sending your way from all over the world. Special prayers of protection for the brave and amazing responders. May all evacuees be comforted and blessed.
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) October 31, 2019
My heart goes out to everyone in California whose homes and communities are being ravaged by these wildfires and blackouts. Endless gratitude to all who are putting their lives and wellbeing at risk to fight this fire and save lives. #KincadeFire #Sonomacounty https://t.co/23rh3csfCU
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) October 29, 2019
Also this week, the University of New Hampshire’s Fall 2019 Granite State Poll included two questions – fielded exclusively for LCV – that found that the vast majority of New Hampshire residents support a move to 100% clean energy by 2050 and that many self-identified New Hampshire Democrats and Independents don’t think the presidential candidates are talking about climate change enough in the 2020 campaign. Check out the press release for additional details »
The vast majority of NH residents support a move to 100% clean energy by 2050 and that many self-identified NH Democrats and Independents don’t think the presidential candidates are talking about climate enough in the 2020 campaign. #NHPol
— LCV (@LCVoters) October 31, 2019