Washington, D.C. – Following the conclusion of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released the following statement:
“This historic Democratic National Convention made clear once again that we are in the fight of our lives and the stakes have never been higher. For the first time, we saw climate and environmental justice elevated as a major theme with the urgency it deserves.
We heard Vice President Joe Biden accept the nomination with a clear call to act on the climate crisis. We watched Senator Kamala Harris, a longtime leader for environmental justice and the first Black woman and first person of Indian descent to run on a major party ticket, make history as she accepted the nomination for vice president.
We heard the powerful stories of activists like Katherine Lorenzo, a former LCV Chispa Nevada organizer, Alexandra Villaseñor, Justin Onwenu, and Andrew Adamski, who are calling for a healthier and more just future. We saw workers, farmers, scientists and more demand a strong, clean energy economy that will create millions of good-paying jobs.
After the last four days, it is more clear than ever that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the leaders we need to build back better for a more just and equitable future. They will listen to the experts, including scientists and doctors, as well as activists, and the communities most impacted. They understand that the crises facing our nation are all interconnected, and in order to combat the climate crisis, we must center anti-racist solutions, invest in workers and communities that have borne the brunt of pollution and invest in public health. The stakes have truly never been higher, and we have 74 more days to do everything we can to elect Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and climate and environmental justice champions up and down the ballot.”
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