Washington, DC — In response to Ben Jealous’ victory in the Maryland Gubernatorial primary, 350 Action Co-Founder Bill McKibben gave the following statement:
“Ben Jealous is going to give Larry Hogan one hell of a fight because Marylanders know where future prosperity lies: with states that get serious about leading the transition to clean energy. He’s the definition of a leader–a person who unites everyone in common cause”
350 Action Executive Director May Boeve gave the following statement:
“Tonight is a win for climate progressives everywhere. Ben Jealous is living proof that our movements are greater than the sum of our parts. At the height of the Standing Rock fight he was with us on the streets linking arms with water protectors. Tonight’s victory shows that running as a movement candidate pays off. We are proud to stand with Ben Jealous, Dana Balter, and all the other climate progressives who won tonight.”
Read the Ben Jealous response to 350 Action’s candidate questionnaire here.
350 Action is empowering voters across the country to make a direct impact in the most important climate races in the nation. In addition to Ben Jealous and Dana Balter, 350 Action has also endorsed U.S. congressional candidates Deb Haaland (NM-1) Jess King (PA-11), Kaniela Ing (HI-1), Katie Wilson (NY-21), and Levi Tillemann (CO-6), U.S. Senate candidate Kevin de León (D-CA), and gubernatorial candidates Cynthia Nixon (D-NY), Ben Jealous (D-MD), Andrew Gillum (D-FL), and Bob Massie (D-MA).
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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.