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Climate group endorses both Sanders and Warren

Climate group endorses both Sanders and Warren
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The climate change group 350 Action announced on Monday that it is endorsing both Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders opposes Biden Interior nominee in procedural vote Briahna Joy Gray on how Sanders changed the healthcare conversation Sanders 'delighted' DeSantis asked White House to import Canadian prescription drugs MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's Morning Report - Dems to go-it-alone on infrastructure as bipartisan plan falters Democratic patience runs out on bipartisan talks NYC progressives anxiously watch Maya Wiley's ascent MORE (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. 

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Businessman Tom SteyerTom SteyerTop 12 political donors accounted for almost 1 of every 13 dollars raised since 2009: study California Democrats weigh their recall options Why we should be leery of companies entering political fray MORE 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 MarkeyEd MarkeyThe Hill's Morning Report - Dems to go-it-alone on infrastructure as bipartisan plan falters Democratic patience runs out on bipartisan talks Senate passes bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday MORE (D-Mass.) and Jeff MerkleyJeff MerkleyDemocrat presses Haaland on oil and gas review The Hill's Morning Report - Dems to go-it-alone on infrastructure as bipartisan plan falters Democratic patience runs out on bipartisan talks MORE (D-Ore.) and Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarHillary Clinton backs Shontel Brown in Ohio congressional race The Hill's Morning Report - Dems to go-it-alone on infrastructure as bipartisan plan falters Democrat says he won't introduce resolution to censure Greene MORE (D-Minn.) and Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHillary Clinton backs Shontel Brown in Ohio congressional race Ocasio-Cortez, Gillibrand and Moulton call for more high-speed rail funding in infrastructure package Pelosi picks Democrats for special panel tackling inequality MORE (D-N.Y.), among several others.