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Climate is Shaping Politics in 2020, Dem Candidates Should Pay Attention

Climate is Shaping Politics in 2020, Dem Candidates Should Pay Attention

The latest Morning Consult/Sierra Club 2020 Climate Voter Tracking Poll is in. Here’s who climate voters are supporting in the primary:

  • Joe Biden 31%
  • Elizabeth Warren 25%
  • Bernie Sanders 19%

Why This Matters: For the first time, climate change is at the forefront of political issues for U.S. Democratic voters.

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Canada Won’t Keep Paying for Flood Victims to Rebuild, Should the US Follow Suit?

2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang has said that for many regions of America where climate change is a destructive enough force, Americans should pick up and move instead of the government undertaking efforts to rebuild lost homes. This got a lot of buzz but it turns out that Canada is already implementing some of Yang’s […]

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg Reveals Climate Plan

Mayor Pete Buttigieg Reveals Climate Plan

Today, Mayor Pete Buttigieg revealed his climate plan, a comprehensive vision to tackle some of the most carbon-intensive sectors of our economy. While similar in many ways to Senator Cory Booker’s plan, keep reading for our breakdown of high-level points from this plan.  Net Zero:  No later than 2050 Cost: No total cost was initially […]

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Saudi Oil Field Explosion Causes Oil Prices to Surge

On Saturday, a Houthi rebel attack on a prominent Saudi oil field caused global oil prices to surge. As CNN reported “Several projectiles struck the Abqaiq plant, starting a series of fires that quickly took out nearly half Saudi’s oil production — 5% of the global daily output — and sparking fears about the security […]

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Third Dem Debate Recap: Did We Learn Anything New?

The third Democratic debate took place at Texas Southern University and the absence of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was noticeable–especially in the opening remarks where candidates mentioned climate change but no one connected the fact that it is directly connected to every other voting priority. However, climate change, which many experts have called the greatest […]

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Senator Cory Booker Also Reveals Climate Plan Ahead of CNN Climate Town Hall

Senator Cory Booker Also Reveals Climate Plan Ahead of CNN Climate Town Hall

Yesterday, Senator Cory Booker revealed his climate plan called “Cory’s Plan to Address the Threat of Climate Change.” While similar in many ways to Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s plan, keep reading for our breakdown of high-level points from this plan.  Net Zero: by 2045 Cost: $3 trillion Carbon Tax: This plan will institute a carbon fee […]

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Environmental Voter Project Expands to 6 More States

Some good news to share! Our friends at the Environmental Voter Project, a non-partisan group that works to identify inactive environmentalists and then turning them into consistent activists and voters, have expanded their work into 6 additional battleground states ahead of the 2020 election: Arizona, Virginia, New Mexico, North Carolina, New Hampshire and Maine. What […]

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Julian Castro Reveals Animal Welfare and Biodiversity Plan

Julian Castro Reveals Animal Welfare and Biodiversity Plan

Last week, 2020 presidential hopeful and former HUD secretary Julian Castro was the first candidate to release an action plan addressing animal welfare issues. Huffington Post’s Yashar Ali broke the story and explained that Castro’s plan, called PAW: Protecting Animals and Wildlife, Calls for ending the euthanasia of domestic dogs and cats in shelters and […]

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Bernie Sanders’ Big, Bold Climate Plan

Bernie Sanders’ Big, Bold Climate Plan

Late last week, Senator Bernie Sanders revealed his climate action plan that he would work to enact should he be elected as president in 2020. The plan, titled The Green New Deal is the most ambitious of any of the Democrats and looks to spend $16.3 trillion on tackling climate change while decarbonizing sectors of […]

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Best of ODP: Exclusive Interview with 2020 Presidential Candidate, Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Best of ODP: Exclusive Interview with 2020 Presidential Candidate, Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Monica:  This interview really put ODP on the map!  Kudos to Miro for being there when Mayor Pete announced in South Bend and nabbing this exclusive with him before he became a leading contender.   I made it out to South Bend, IN last weekend to cover Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s official presidential campaign announcement. The mayor […]

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Harry Reid Calls for Ending Filibuster, Making Climate Change #1 Priority

Harry Reid Calls for Ending Filibuster, Making Climate Change #1 Priority

In an interview with the Daily Beast this week, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that should Democrats win the Senate in 2020 they should scrap the filibuster and bring climate change legislation to the top of their agenda. Reid explained that “[T]he No. 1 priority is climate change. There’s nothing that affects my […]

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Dem Debate Night 2: Inslee Calls the Shots, Booker Keeps it Real

Dem Debate Night 2: Inslee Calls the Shots, Booker Keeps it Real

Last night was night 2 of round 2 of the Democratic primary debates and the conversation on climate change was certainly more substantive than the first night. What really stood out about last night was Gov. Jay Inslee devoting his entire opening statement to climate change and the urgency with which we much act. Even […]

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