May 16, 2018

350 Action on Primary Victories for Jess King (PA-11) and More Climate Progressive Candidates

Washington, DC — In response to the primary victory of congressional candidate Jess King (PA-11), 350 Action Executive Director May Boeve gave the following statement:

“Today’s progressive primary victories in Pennsylvania bring hope for the challenge we face in tackling the climate crisis. We’re at a crossroads on climate action right now. If we’re going to shift course toward bold solutions that protect people and the planet, we’ll need more candidates like Jess King on the ballot. Now Pennsylvanians will have the chance to vote in November for congressional candidates ready to fight for a fossil-free future.”

In addition to King, Democratic candidate Scott Wallace won the primary in Pennsylvania’s 1st district. In his 350 Action questionnaire, Wallace noted that he or his foundation have been involved in “virtually every major climate mobilization over the past 10 years,” and he describes himself as “obsessed with getting off fossil fuels.” We also want to celebrate co-founder of 350 Bucks County Steve Bacher on his hard-fought campaign for this seat.

Both candidates support a moratorium on proposed pipelines and other fossil fuel projects and have refused money from the fossil fuel industry. King, Wallace, and Bacher all answered 350 Action’s questionnaire. Read their responses below.

Jess King’s questionnaire

Scott Wallace’s questionnaire

Steve Bacher’s questionnaire


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