LOS ANGELES, CA — Today, California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters) released the following statement in response to tonight’s U.S. Senate debate. The four California candidates invited to participate in the debate, U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff, Katie Porter and Barbara Lee and businessman Steve Garvey, discussed their visions for protecting Californians from the climate crisis. 

Statement from Mary Creasman, Chief Executive Officer, California Environmental Voters:

“Polling shows that California voters across party lines and demographics want their government leaders to prioritize protecting them from catastrophic fires, drought, extreme heat, flooding, drought, and pollution. While there were some very strong moments in tonight’s debate, overall, we are hoping for a stronger vision and commitment around the opportunity of climate action to grow our economy, to increase health outcomes, and to address inequities. It is the responsibility of our leaders to figure out how to find the transition to a better future for all Californians. Climate justice is at the center of solving these intersectional problems that plague our states.”



Erika Guzman Cornejo



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California Environmental Voters (formerly the California League of Conservation Voters) believes the climate crisis is here and this moment requires transformative change. California has the policy solutions to stop climate change but lacks the political will to do it at the rate and scale that’s necessary. EnviroVoters exists to build the political power to solve the climate crisis, advance justice, and create a roadmap for global action. We organize voters, elect and train candidates, and hold lawmakers accountable for bold policy change. We won’t stop until we have resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all. Join us at www.envirovoters.org and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. See more press releases.

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