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Kamala Harris Ends Presidential Bid, Must Now Champion Climate Justice in the Senate

by Ryan Schleeter

December 3, 2019

Today, Senator Kamala Harris informed staff that she will end her campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Harris had previously held fifth place with a “B+” in the Greenpeace 2020 climate scorecard, improving her ranking dramatically over the course of the campaign.

In response, Greenpeace USA Senior Climate Campaigner Jack Shapiro said:

“An original sponsor of the Green New Deal, Senator Harris built her climate platform around holding carbon polluters accountable for their role in the climate crisis. We hope to see her continue this pursuit of climate justice for vulnerable communities in the Senate and double down on ending fossil fuel production in the United States and around the world.

“Senator Harris showed she understands that climate denial is not a victimless crime. Now she must use her power in the Senate to see that those responsible — major polluters like Exxon, Shell, BP, and Chevron — pay the price for decades of denial and delay.”

Further info on the Greenpeace 2020 climate scorecard, including detailed analysis of Senator Harris’ climate platform, can be found here.

ENDS

To maintain independence, Greenpeace USA does not endorse or oppose any political party, candidate, or elected official. We work to hold all candidates for office to the standard that science says is necessary to avert climate crisis, which means supporting a Green New Deal and ending fossil fuels.

Contact: Ryan Schleeter, Senior Communications Specialist, Greenpeace USA: +1 (415) 342-2386, [email protected]

Ryan Schleeter

By Ryan Schleeter

Ryan Schleeter is a senior communications specialist with Greenpeace USA covering climate and energy. His writing has appeared in National Geographic, Grist, GreenBiz, EcoWatch, and more. Find him on Twitter @ryschlee.

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