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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/"

Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Advance-Register

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"


Sanders in Texas

Speaking at the University of Houston on Sunday, the presidential hopeful did not shy from a string of harrowing events still fresh in Texans’ minds, using the city’s brush with devastating storms to shed light on climate change and the deadly shooting in El Paso to call for tougher gun control. “This state, maybe more … Continue reading "https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Bernie-Sanders-rallies-for-primary-votes-at-15078494.php"


In Flood-Ravaged Davenport, Iowa, Climate Is A Prime Issue For Some Voters

Davenport was devastated by 2019 floods in the Upper Mississippi. How are local business preparing for future floods, and what role does climate change play in their voting?