Brand New Polling Shows That Climate Moves Voters in Four Key States/Senate Races

Brand New Polling Shows That Climate Moves Voters in Four Key States/Senate Races

Progressive climate policies are more popular in key battleground states — Arizona, North Carolina, Iowa and Maine — than previously understood, according to fresh polling from Data for Progress Indeed, voters in these key Senate races want candidates to deliver “bold climate action” and consider the climate crisis a “Day 1 priority.”

Why This Matters:  In these four states, climate change is not a future problem — it is an emergency today.

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Senator Cory Booker On Climate Injustice: It’s “An Assault on Black Bodies”

Senator Cory Booker On Climate Injustice: It’s “An Assault on Black Bodies”

Time Magazine correspondent Justin Worland recently interviewed Senator Cory Booker as part of its “Time 100 Talks: Finding Hope” series about the continuing fight for justice in a COVID-19 world.  Senator Booker (who is a #FriendofthePlanet) told Worland that “you can’t address climate justice without considering race and that environmental injustice is yet another form of […]

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Will We Ensure Environmental Justice in the COVID-19 Recovery?

Will We Ensure Environmental Justice in the COVID-19 Recovery?

For many who live near refineries, incinerators, and other heavy industry, lockdowns and shelter in place orders like we have all experienced lately are a far too common occurrence.  The New York Times took a closer look at these communities to show why the residents are so vulnerable to the disease. 

Why This Matters:  Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali explained to put the COVID deaths into context, “we know more than 100,000 people die prematurely in the U.S. every year because of air pollution.”

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