Climate group endorses both Sanders and Warren
The climate change group 350 Action announced on Monday that it is endorsing both Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in the Democratic presidential primary.
The group, which works to get climate champions elected, has a “Climate Test” for candidates that both senators passed. It includes support for the Green New Deal and signing a no fossil fuel money pledge, among other issues.
“We cannot afford to wait till 2030 or even 2024. We must demand bold action from political candidates now. Senators Sanders and Warren have in their careers and this contest raised the level of debate in favor of climate justice,” 350 Action’s executive director, May Boeve, said in the press release.
Businessman Tom Steyer was the only other candidate to pass the group’s test, but Steyer dropped out of the race on Saturday.
“Bernie is a fighter for economic justice and has made it a cornerstone of his campaign, and has consistently stood side by side with the climate movement. Elizabeth Warren’s model of strong feminist leadership deepens the political shift for the next generation — as someone who relentlessly speaks truth to power and wields her intellect against vested interests in our democracy,” Boeve said.
350 Action has also endorsed incumbents Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), among several others.
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