Kamala Harris ended her presidential campaign on December 3, 2019.
In her own words: “We have entered the era of climate consequences. From wildfires in the west, to hurricanes in the east, and floods in the heartland, one thing is clear: We need bold action on the existential climate crisis.
This is an urgent fight, because while the threat is great, so is the opportunity. With American ingenuity and imagination, we can fight climate change, build a clean economy that creates good paying jobs for the future, and tackle environmental and economic injustice head on. That means modernizing our transportation, energy, and water infrastructure. It means accelerating the spread of electric vehicles, solar panels, and wind turbines. And it means making bold investments in R&D and innovative technologies to build a carbon free future. And it also means using this opportunity to take on our climate crisis by creating good paying jobs of the future for historically dislocated workers, veterans, formerly incarcerated, and other communities on the front lines of climate impacts.Learn More »
We must make climate justice a priority and stand up for those most affected by environmental harm. Low-income communities and communities of color are disproportionately exposed to pollution and toxic hazards. It shouldn’t matter how much money you have or what neighborhood you live in – clean air and water are fundamental rights. We must use this opportunity to reinvest in and revitalize vulnerable communities that have shouldered the burden of environmental injustice for far too long and are on the front lines of climate change. That’s why I will restore environmental and public health protections rolled back by President Trump and build on the work being done by states and communities to ensure a healthy and sustainable future for all.
While we fight to strengthen our economy and protect communities at home, we must also re establish American leadership around the globe. That starts with immediately re-entering the Paris Agreement and making climate cooperation a key diplomatic priority for the United States.
(Source: candidate survey)