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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"


Sanders in Texas

The candidate also touched on the issue of climate change, singling out Trump for calling it a hoax. “The scientific community has a slight disagreement. They think that climate change is an existential threat to this planet, and our administration believes in science, not right-wing extremism.” He went on to emphasize his support for the … Continue reading "https://www.kvue.com/article/news/politics/sanders-sa-rally/273-2da638f0-f572-488e-9ab4-3e3e24525aa2"


O'Rourke in Texas

Beto O’Rourke wants Texans to stand up against the fear that he says President Donald Trump has brought to America. He wants Americans to loudly fight against racism, against those who aren’t actively fighting global climate change because it “isn’t good at the polls,” and against those politicians who are blocking gun control measures.


'This Is Unsustainable': Rancher Talks To Julián Castro About Climate Change

NPR’s new series Off Script — which gives voters the chance to sit down with presidential candidates and ask questions — kicks off with undecided voters and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro.


Texas Voters Ask Julián Castro About Immigration And Climate Change

Castro last month proposed a plan to combat climate change, which would recommit to the Paris Climate Accord, set a goal of getting to net-zero carbon emissions in the U.S. by 2045 and offer economic support for farmers to help meet climate goals. Then he says he can address “this challenge of OK, well, are … Continue reading "https://www.npr.org/2019/10/04/766391363/video-2-texas-voters-ask-juli-n-castro-about-immigration-and-climate-change"


Extreme weather may be pushing Texans to care about climate change

Does Texas, the metaphorical oil tank of the American petroleum operation, care about climate change? About two-thirds of it does, says a new poll of Texas voters — and we’re not just talkin’ Democrats. Sixty-five percent of Lone Star State voters of all political persuasions are in favor of government action to combat the climate … Continue reading "https://grist.org/article/extreme-weather-may-be-pushing-texans-to-care-about-climate-change/"


Climate change an increasing concern for Texas voters, poll finds

The survey, released ahead of the Democratic primary debate in Houston, found that 63 percent of voters said they worried about climate change and nearly two-thirds said they supported their government doing something to tackle it.

Houston Chronicle

Warren in Texas

Warren also took questions from the audience. One woman asked what else could be done to address climate change. “This is the ultimate threat and the problem is accelerating,” she said. “I have multiple plans for this because this is how we have to think about this.

KUT 90.5

Many Texans think fossil fuel companies should pay for climate change, poll finds

Who should pay for rising global temperatures, ocean acidification, worsening natural disasters and the other environmental damages of climate change? A new survey suggests that many Americans – even in the oil and gas rich state of Texans – think fossil fuel companies should foot the bill for global warming.

Houston Chronicle

LCV Women Attend She the People

By Liz Jacob, LCV Associate Digital Campaigns Manager Last week, I had the opportunity to join other LCV women and travel to Houston to attend the history-making She the People presidential forum — it was the FIRST presidential candidate forum centered on and for women of color. My journey began at the Baltimore airport for … Continue reading "lcv-women-attend-she-the-people"

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