Climate Conversations with Presidential Candidates
EDF Action launches series of videos with 2020 contenders
(Washington D.C. – September 19, 2019) Today, EDF Action launched a video series with presidential candidates, giving both Republicans and Democrats the opportunity to talk about the climate crisis and offer policy solutions to combat it. These videos are short and shareable, giving voters across the country the opportunity to engage with the content while helping to inform the American people about where candidates stand on this critical issue. The initial launch includes videos from Senators Michael Bennet, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar and former Congressman John Delaney.
EDF Action is making these videos accessible to voters in every state, so they can learn more about the candidates and their climate positions. These videos are up on the EDF Action website, EDFAction.org/climate-conversations, and will be sent to EDF Action members and will be promoted on social media to the American people.
“This is an important project that helps to inform voters about where candidates stand on climate change. We’re thrilled to launch with videos from Senators Michael Bennet, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar and former Congressman John Delaney, and hope all presidential candidates, Republicans and Democrats, will participate in this project,” said President of EDF Action Joe Bonfiglio. “The person who is sworn in as president on January 20, 2021 must be ready with an ambitious climate plan that gets us on a path to a 100 percent clean economy by 2050.”
EDF Action invited Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Cory Booker, Vice President Joe Biden, Governor Steve Bullock, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Secretary Julián Castro, Mayor Bill De Blasio, former Congressman John Delaney, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Amy Klobuchar, former Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Congressman Tim Ryan, Senator Bernie Sanders, former Congressman Mark Sanford, Tom Steyer, President Donald Trump, former Congressman Joe Walsh, Senator Elizabeth Warren, former Governor Bill Weld, Marianne Williamson, and Andrew Yang to participate in the project.
The goal of these videos is to have every presidential candidate that was invited, have a climate conversation with EDF Action. The organization will continue to release videos on a rolling basis as they are filmed.