June 14, 2017

350 Action on Virginia Gubernatorial Primary Results

Washington, DC — In response to the results of Virginia’s gubernatorial primary election, 350 Action Policy Director Jason Kowalski gave the following statement:

“Perriello’s campaign showed that progressive candidates willing to take on the fossil fuel industry and support real climate action have more than a fighting chance. Tom Perriello activated Virginia voters who care about climate change, and gained widespread attention for his stance against pipelines and fossil fuel industry money. Now that Trump pulled us out of the Paris Climate Agreement, we need candidates who are willing to do what it takes to make up for his shortcomings. In 2018 we expect to see more candidates following Tom Perriello’s lead: taking on Trump, and taking on the fossil fuel industry.”


Contact: Dani Heffernan, [email protected], +1 (305) 992-1544