350 Action Reacts to Super Tuesday Results
Washington, DC — National climate campaign 350 Action issued the following reactions to ongoing Super Tuesday results:
“This movement has succeeded in pushing major candidates to adopt more progressive positions on climate than in any previous election,” said Yong Jung Cho, 350 Action Campaign Coordinator. “That momentum will only continue in the months ahead.”
“Clinton has picked up votes by moving to the left on key progressive issues, including climate change,” said Jason Kowalski, 350 Action Spokesperson. “In the past six months, she’s gone from ‘no comment’ on the Keystone XL pipeline to a commitment to ban all new fossil fuel development on public lands. That’s a sea change, a direct result of the climate movement’s growing ability to turn the tide in our direction. Over the coming months, we’ll continue to push all the candidates to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and fight for climate justice.”
“The momentum behind the Sanders campaign shows that there is a huge demand for bold climate solutions across the country,” said Cho. “No major candidate for President has ever staked out such ambitious positions on climate justice. The Sanders campaign has shined the spotlight on a fired up a movement that will continue to push for bold climate solutions long after the election. It’s the same movement energy that stopped the Keystone XL pipeline and put 400,000 people in the streets of New York for the People’s Climate March — and it’s only growing.”
“Trump wouldn’t just be a disaster for the United States, he would be cataclysmic on a global scale,” said Kowalski. “The next President must lead the way in building a new, clean energy economy. Trump would just come in like a wrecking ball.”
350 Action has not endorsed any presidential candidate and is working in primary states to urge candidates for president to take bold action on climate change by pledging to keep fossil fuels in the ground and support a just transition to a 100% renewable energy.