Kirsten Gillibrand ended her presidential campaign on August 28, 2019.
In her own words: “I have seen communities around my home state of New York dramatically affected by pollution and know that the consequences of ignoring climate change are dire. From Hoosick Falls, where corporate greed resulted in the poisoning of families and has devastated economy security, to the tragic death and destruction from Super Storm Sandy, it should be clear to everyone that we need to act now. This is more than just about environmental policy. It’s a social injustice that children in the Bronx have asthma rates much higher than the national average and that extreme weather like Hurricane Irene can force a family from their home and destroy communities. But we have an opportunity to address these wrongs, while creating jobs and building innovative and new industries. This is a challenge that is worth fighting for, and as president combating climate change will be a national priority.”
(Source: candidate survey)