Warren in California“It’s a very comprehensive plan,” Huerta said. “Farmworkers too often get ignored by politicians. We don’t think much about the people who pick the food on our tables.” Warren says climate change and wildfires threaten farmworkers, with only two states — California and Washington — requiring farmworkers to have access to shade and water. She pledged to move … Continue reading "https://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/news/2020/03/02/elizabeth-warren-unveils-farmworker-plan-ahead-super-tuesday/4929538002/"
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Dignity for Farmworkers and Food Chain Workers[Inlcuded in plan:] And as climate change continues to lead to more extreme weather – like hotter summers and drier winters – the danger of wildfires and heat stroke will only become worse. In California’s Sonoma County, for example, farmworkers went to work to save the grape harvest while wildfires burned nearby, breathing in dangerous … Continue reading "https://medium.com/@teamwarren/dignity-for-farmworkers-and-food-chain-workers-d8ff2c009537"
Justice for Border Communities[Included in plan:] Building the Green Workforce of the Future. Border states are emerging as leaders of the new green economy. Texas is the leading producer of wind energy in the country, California is the leading producer of solar energy, and clean energy investments in New Mexico and Arizona are on the rise. To really … Continue reading "https://medium.com/@teamwarren/justice-for-border-communities-b249a8d2b8b"
Locally popular but long-shot candidate Steyer’s ‘climate justice’ resonates along S.C. coastMr. Steyer, campaigning on a climate agenda, is polling a second behind former Vice President Joe Biden in South Carolina.
Tom Steyer bets his campaign on climate change in South CarolinaHis argument that global warming will be felt most bluntly by black and brown communities is meant to resonate in a state where residents are already feeling its effects.
Warren in South CarolinaAmazing after all these years to finally have Presidential candidates like @ewarren making #EnvironmentalJustice & #ClimateJustice the central part of their #ClimateChange plan and calling out the racial injustices of the past at the #CNNTownHall https://t.co/YiYGn4gdjp
The fights for climate justice and workers’ rights are linked, and I’m proud to support the janitors of @SEIU26 and the leaders of @MNclimatestrike as they strike together this Thursday. https://t.co/UO9zfIuf9O
🌍 @TomSteyer’s climate change plan will create millions of jobs and protect low-income communities, fossil fuel workers, and communities of color. #CNNTownHall #TeamTom | #ClimateWarrior 🌏 https://t.co/u4m1Wg45HV
Steyer tweetsTo get climate right, let’s start with listening to communities of color. Climate is a science issue. Climate is a human issue. Climate is a racial issue. Where people can’t breathe, can’t drink the water, are Black and brown communities. https://t.co/sWq0SuMZAT
Martin Luther King III urges voting on environmental issues in N. Charleston eventIn a Saturday morning event focused on environmental justice, Martin Luther King III compared the struggle to get political action on climate change to the battle against systemic racism his father waged more than a half century ago.
Martin Luther King III speaks at Climate and Environmental Justice Town Hall on SaturdayOn Saturday, state and national advocacy groups are holding a Climate and Environmental Justice Town Hall.
This is excellent news—and it should be the standard everywhere. My administration will fight for climate justice and make sure frontline communities who have suffered the effects of industrial pollution—overwhelmingly Black and Brown communities—lead the conversation. https://t.co/Gh6RFGFMaH
Warren in South Carolina“Climate change presents an urgent threat, but also presents the chance to rebuild our economy with 100% clean energy and to create millions of good, union jobs in the process. My ideas for a Green New Deal will create an estimated 10.6 million new green jobs and help rebuild the middle class by providing family-supporting … Continue reading "https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/three-questions-with-presidential-candidate-elizabeth-warren/Content?oid=30704342"
I won’t talk about climate without talking about climate justice. For decades, our government has permitted polluting factories and toxic waste dumps to be put in Black and Latino communities, over and over and over. Enough. #CNNTownHall https://t.co/XuV2y5yyAK
We can’t simply talk about climate change in big, global terms. We have to own up to our responsibility. We need to talk about it in terms of rescuing the communities that have been damaged. #DemDebate