Washington, DC — Today 350 Action, a national organization working to change the politics of climate change, endorsed Independent candidate Gayle McLaughlin for California Lieutenant Governor. Read McLaughlin’s responses to 350 Action’s candidate questionnaire here.
“Gayle McLaughlin has already shown she’s not afraid of a fight with Big Oil,” said 350 Action Executive Director May Boeve. “As Mayor of Richmond, she’s fought hard alongside residents against the Chevron refinery’s stranglehold on the community. Her spirited commitment will help move California toward the fossil-free, 100% renewable energy economy we need.”
In her questionnaire, McLaughlin said, “Statewide, we need to mobilize on all climate justice policies that protect both our communities and our planet. As Lt. Governor, I will use my seat on the State Lands Commission, the Coastal Commission, the Economic Development Commission, the Agriculture -Water Transition Task Force, and other seats I will hold to work directly with progressive environmental experts and the community at large to strategize how best to address climate change policies in the most effective and timely way.”
350 Action is empowering voters across the country to make a direct impact in the most important climate races in the nation. This year, 350 Action has also endorsed U.S. congressional candidates Deb Haaland (NM-1), Jess King (PA-11), Kaniela Ing (HI-1), and Thomas Heckroth (IA-1), U.S. Senate candidate Kevin de León (D-CA), and gubernatorial candidates Cynthia Nixon (D-NY), Ben Jealous (D-MD), Cathy Glasson (D-IA), 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.