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We saved the best for last! For our final interview of 2020, we talked with Senator Markey who recently won re-election after fending off a tough primary challenge from Congressman Joe Kennedy III. We asked him how he turned his campaign around by making climate change a central issue, how he galvanized the support of young people, and how other Democratic candidates around the country can run on climate change by taking a page from his playbook. Senator Markey is also optimistic about the way to get bipartisan support behind President-elect Joe Biden’s climate agenda and about the chances for Democrats winning both Senate races in Georgia. And he had some advice for Secretary Kerry on how the U.S. can re-engage globally on climate change — as he said, we “can’t preach temperance from a barstool!” Thanks so much to Senator Markey for helping us end 2020 on a high note!
This week we sat down with Congressman Ted Lieu who represents California’s 33rd Congressional district. His district also happens to be one of the most climate-vulnerable regions in the nation where wildfires, extreme heat, and sea-level rise are creating conditions that necessitate comprehensive climate action from the federal government. More specifically, the Congressman told us […]
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer As the nation moves past President Biden’s first 100 days, hopes are that the green energy future can begin to take shape more tangibly. Yet despite the green jobs promises of the American Jobs Plan, some communities still feel cut off from the new green economy. For Indigenous communities, a […]
by Jason Walsh Late last month, President Biden unveiled the $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, aiming to provide much-needed investments in our schools, roads, drinking-water infrastructure, broadband access, electric grid, the care economy, and more. But what comes next is critically important for the long-term recovery of our nation and the nearly 10 million people […]
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