November 6th is just around the corner! This election, we have the opportunity to set the record straight on what “climate leadership” means by electing outspoken leaders who are unafraid to take on Big Oil and Gas.
For too long, politicians have been given a pat on the back for simply saying that they believe in climate change or support clean energy. Especially with the latest report from the IPCC, it’s clear that approach is fully insufficient to tackle the crisis we’re facing.
We know that real climate leadership means:
✔ Supporting an end to fossil fuel subsidies
✔ Opposing all new fossil fuel infrastructure
✔ Rejecting all financial contributions from the fossil fuel industry
✔ Supporting a just transition to a clean energy economy
This year, there are real climate leaders on the ballot across the country who will stand up for people, not the fossil fuel industry. They’re stepping out bravely with bold positions in critical states, and need our support. Can you show your support for these 4 climate leaders by sharing their stories?
Randy Bryce for U.S. House, WI-01: Randy, a union ironworker, is one of the strongest political voices calling for a swift end to all fossil fuel subsidies, and he’s a fierce advocate both for taking on the fossil fuel industry and for building out the clean energy economy. Randy has extensively discussed his vision of passing a Green New Deal to build a new clean energy economy.
Ilhan Omar for U.S. House, MN-05: Ilhan is an outspoken opponent of the Line 3 tar sands pipeline that Enbridge is currently trying to push through Minnesota. She supports a moratorium on new oil and gas infrastructure, and has pledged to oppose all giveaways to fossil fuel companies if elected.
Andrew Gillum for Governor of Florida: Andrew is the current Mayor of Tallahassee, where he has been outspoken in his opposition to the Sabal Trail fracked gas pipeline and helped pass an ordinance to ban fracking. He’s been steadfast in his vision of expanding this fracking ban to the entire state of Florida if elected Governor.
Danielle Friel Otten for PA State House, 155th District: Danielle got involved in politics through her fight against the Mariner East 2 pipeline, which was being forced through her backyard by the same company that built the Dakota Access Pipeline. She opposes new fossil fuel infrastructure in Pennsylvania, and will work to scale up funding for a just transition to a green economy that works for all.
We need a new vision for the type of politician we’re willing to award the label “climate leader” to. The candidates above match that vision and – if elected – can transform the future of our country and our planet (and that’s no exaggeration).
You can learn more about all of our endorsements this cycle on our Endorsements page.
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