For the first time in history, ten leading Democratic presidential candidates gathered in prime time this week to answer in-depth questions about how they would combat the climate crisis and mitigate climate impacts.
CNN’s historic town hall required presidential candidates to look voters impacted by climate change directly in the eye and tell them what they would or would not do to combat the crisis. We need more opportunities like this.
“It was encouraging to hear about so many ambitious plans for immediate action on climate that will build a more just, equitable and sustainable society,” said Tiernan Sittenfeld, LCV SVP of Government Affairs. “We look forward to continued serious and substantive discussions of climate solutions as the presidential campaign goes on and hope every media outlet will include communities most impacted by the climate crisis and those suffering disproportionately from exposure to toxic pollution in their discussions.”
Check out some key moments from the candidates — and click on the candidate image for additional highlights from the town hall.
Visit changetheclimate2020.com for additional climate highlights from the campaign trail.