In his own words: “I was taught from a young age that we must work to help those less fortunate than we are. While climate change is a threat to all of us, it is low income communities, communities of color and indigenous communities who today and in the future will suffer the most from climate change. As a Senator I have made environmental justice a top priority, and I will continue to do so on the campaign trail and in the White House — and there is no bigger environmental justice issue than climate change.
Further, I draw motivation to take bold action to address the climate crisis from my faith.Learn More »
I was raised in a faith tradition that teaches that we must be good stewards of God’s creation. Global warming threatens our ecosystems on a planetary scale. In the Senate I have fought to protect clean air, clean water, and endangered species. I worked across the aisle in the Environment and Public Works Committee to update TSCA, our federal chemical safety law, and I travelled to Paris to support President Obama as he worked to craft the Paris Climate Agreement.
I have and will continue to make addressing climate change a top priority.”
(Source: candidate survey)