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Polls Show Democrats Want Candidates Prioritizing Climate Change

As the spring primary approaches, new polling suggests Democrats running for president should prioritize climate change and the environment.

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Addressing Climate Change is Top Issue For Democratic Primary Voters in Colorado, Michigan, & Wisconsin

New polling conducted by Andrew Baumann of Global Strategy Group of Democratic primary voters in all three states which found that addressing climate change is a defining policy position in how voters will choose their presidential candidate – tied at the top of the list along with health care across the board. Read more »

League of Conservation Voters

Steyer in Colorado

On his “Green New Deal” for climate change: “Mine is very different from the way that Bernie Sanders, for instance, describes it. But I have what I believe is the most effective, impactful version of the Green New Deal … if we get environmental justice right, we’ll get climate right. So I actually call my … Continue reading "https://www.cpr.org/2019/12/30/someone-has-got-to-tell-the-truth-to-the-american-people-and-presidential-candidate-tom-steyer-says-hes-the-guy/"

Colorado Public Radio

Sanders in Colorado

Another message from Sanders, about the need to take bold action on climate change, especially resonated with Amy Davis, a mother from Castle Rock. “I’m here basically for my children’s future,” Davis said. “I’m almost 50, so it won’t affect me as much as them.”

Colorado Public Radio

Sanders in Colorado

We are fighting for the future of this planet. That is what the scientists tell us. So we are going to have to be extremely aggressive in combating climate change and that is why I have introduced the most comprehensive climate change legislation or proposal I should say, that has ever been introduced. And that … Continue reading "https://www.cpr.org/2019/09/09/sen-bernie-sanders-in-denver-to-campaign-will-not-endorse-a-colorado-democratic-senate-candidate/"

Colorado Public Radio

Steyer in Colorado

Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer told an audience in Snowmass Village on Friday night that the 2020 presidential election is a last desperate chance to reverse climate change. Steyer made the claim during an emotional presentation at the 16th annual American Renewable Energy Day, which he has participated in numerous times in the past. He … Continue reading "https://www.aspentimes.com/news/presidential-candidate-steyer-tells-snowmass-village-crowd-that-2020-election-is-last-chance-on-climate-issues/"

Aspen Times

Steyer in Colorado

Thank you, @AudenSchendler, for the tour of your hydro-electric system in Aspen. We each play a role in alleviating the climate crisis, and it is my honor to meet those who are dedicated to taking immediate action.

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Steyer in Colorado

Steyer said his [climate] plan is different from any other candidate’s because his includes three things: declaring a state of emergency his first day of presidency, being closely tied to community and grassroot environmentalism and building a global coalition to combat climate change. “Unless you’re doing those three things, my experience over the last 10 … Continue reading "https://www.aspenpublicradio.org/post/presidential-candidate-tom-steyer-speaks-areday-summit"

Aspen Public Radio

.@TomSteyer is now hosting a round table mostly made up of climate activists and Democrats. He has tough rhetoric for oil and gas and financial companies investing in oil. “This is going to be a fight. And we need to scare them.” #copolitics #IACaucus #fint

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Steyer in Colorado

Steyer recently announced his detailed plan to address climate change. If elected president, he said he would declare the climate crisis a national emergency on his first day in office. He would implement his five-pillar framework for the Justice-Centered Climate Plan with or without the support of Congress. “He is prepared to use the emergency … Continue reading "https://www.aspentimes.com/news/local/presidential-candidate-tom-steyer-will-speak-at-16th-annual-areday-summit-in-snowmass-village/"

Aspen Times

Harris in Colorado

Harris promised to radically overhaul the country’s current climate policy by re-entering the Paris Agreement and creating a carbon-neutral nation by 2030. Climate change has been a hallmark of Harris’ platform, a problem she called an “existential threat to who we are as a species.

Sentinel Colorado

Harris in Colorado

Saying Trump is among “a group of folks busy pushing science fiction instead of science fact,” Harris called climate change “an existential threat to who we are as a species” and said the United States will be on track to “achieve a carbon-neutral state” by 2030 under a Harris administration.

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