For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 11
Brooklyn, NY — 350 Action is endorsing candidates who have demonstrated their commitment to progressive action on climate change, by supporting a just transition away from fossil fuels towards 100% renewable energy that centers a Green New Deal, and advocates to keep fossil fuels in the ground. You can find 350 Action’s other 2020 endorsements here.
This week, 350 Action is endorsing the following candidates:
- Nabilah Islam, Democratic candidate running for the House in Georgia’s 7th District
- Esmeralda Soria, Democratic candidate running for the House in California’s 16th District
- Jessica Scarane, Democratic candidate from Delaware running for the Senate
The following is a statement from 350 Action’s Policy Director, Natalie Mebane:
“We are excited to support the next generation of climate leaders in Congress. That’s why we are amplifying forward-thinking candidates whose platforms are the zeitgeist of how we address the climate crisis. Nabilah Islam, Esmeralda Soria, and Jessica Scarane are candidates who exemplify what we call a bold vision for climate and environmental justice. Their support for a Green New Deal and for an end to fossil fuel extraction, while ensuring communities are protected by a just transition to 100% renewable energy, is exactly the kind of leadership we need in the climate decade.”
350 Action endorses Jessica Scarane, Democratic candidate from Delaware running for the Senate, on a platform that includes ending mass incarceration, and the Green New Deal. Here is her response to the 350 Action candidate questionnaire on whether she would support a moratorium on all new fossil fuel project construction:
“I will vote against all new fossil fuel infrastructure legislation, full stop. I support legislation to end all federal subsidies to the fossil fuel industry, the nationalization of the fossil fuel industry, and using eminent domain to reclaim the land our country has lost to the fossil fuel industry.
“I will fight to provide assistance to states and municipalities that want to create publicly-owned, green utilities providers. Several of our nation’s banking institutions, such as Wells Fargo, are financing the impending climate catastrophe. I will support legislation to increase the number of public banks in our country so that towns and cities are able to finance green infrastructure projects while keeping accountability and ownership with local residents.”
350 Action endorses Nabilah Islam, Democratic candidate running for the House in Georgia’s 7th District on a platform titled “The People’s Priorities,” that includes “Medicare for All,” as well as the Green New Deal. Here is her response to the 350 Action candidate questionnaire:
“The country my parents are from, Bangladesh, is expected to have over 100,000,000 people displaced due to the climate crisis. First thing we need to do is rejoin the the Paris Climate Accord and be a global leader when it comes to addressing the climate crisis ”
350 Action endorses Esmeralda Soria, Democratic candidate running for the House in California’s 16th District, on a platform that includes housing accessibility and environmental justice. Here is her response to the 350 Action candidate questionnaire:
“I support a Green New Deal, as someone who lives in the Central Valley an area with the worst air quality in the nations and an area where there are still communities who do not have access to clean water. I believe it is time that we take the issue of environmental justice and accountability seriously and that we work towards improving our environment and thinking about the future of our children and grandchildren. ”
350 Action is empowering voters across the country to make a direct impact in the most important climate races in the nation. From local elections that can determine the fate of proposed fossil fuel projects, to House races which could help wrestle control of Congress back from climate deniers and oil industry puppets, 350 Action is lifting up climate progressive candidates. Find out more about our work at www.350action.org.