Earlier, we posted the details on four climate leaders we’ve endorsed, and now we have four more to spotlight.
The stakes of this election are enormous. 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. 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 true climate leaders on the ballot who will stand with people – not the fossil fuel industry. These candidates are stepping out bravely with bold positions in critical states, and need our support in the last week before the election.
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Jess King, U.S. House, PA-11: Jess is a pipeline fighter and lifelong Pennsylvanian who isn’t afraid to challenge the fossil fuel industry. She’s led the fight against the Atlantic Sunrise fracked gas pipeline, and believes every American deserves access to clean water, clean air, and good-paying jobs that can sustain families. Jess is facing off against GOP incumbent Lloyd Smucker, who’s pocketed thousands from the Koch Brothers and other fossil fuel interests.
Deb Haaland, U.S. House, NM-01: Deb was an early signer of the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge, and supports a ban on fracking. She unapologetically calls out the fossil fuel industry, and has pledged to vote against all new fossil fuel infrastructure if elected to Congress. Deb’s work is grounded in her belief that Indigenous rights and climate justice cannot be separated, and she is committed to helping tribes battle the fossil fuel industry in their backyards.
Kevin de León, U.S. Senate, CA: Kevin is challenging incumbent Senator Dianne Feinstein as a progressive voice for Californians who want a Senator who will stand up to corporate power like Big Oil. He’s a past President of the CA State Senate, where he signed the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge and pushed for a moratorium on fracking in California.
Nika Elugardo, MA State House, 15th Suffolk: Nika has pledged to reject all new fossil fuel infrastructure in Massachusetts when elected, and is committed to transitioning the state to 100% renewable energy. She took the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge months ago, then won a resounding victory in her primary election over an incumbent who proudly touted his acceptance of money from the fossil fuel industry.
We need a new definition of what it means to be a “climate leader” – and we need the leaders who are ready to enact bold climate action. If elected, these four candidates will transform the future of our country and our planet.
You can learn more about all of our endorsements this cycle on our Endorsements page.
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