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David Turnbull,, 202-316-3499

Oil Change U.S. Statement on Jay Inslee Departure From Presidential Race


Tonight, Governor Jay Inslee announced he will be ending his campaign for President of the United States. Governor Inslee had made bold climate action the centerpiece of his campaign, which garnered more than 130,000 individual donors in support. In response, David Turnbull, Strategic Communications Director at Oil Change U.S., released the following statement:

"We send our heartfelt thanks to Governor Inslee and his team for running a campaign centered on climate justice, which has undoubtedly contributed to the unprecedented surge in attention being paid to the climate crisis in the 2020 election.

"Governor Inslee's campaign set the gold standard for the eventual Democratic nominee's approach to climate leadership. While his run for president may be ending, Governor Inslee's impact on the race will continue through the 2020 election and far beyond as we ramp up our efforts to confront the climate crisis. In his campaign and the policies he has put forward even on the last day of his campaign, Governor Inslee has shown what it means to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and fight for communities impacted by fossil fuel extraction and the climate chaos it is causing. His extensive climate plans should serve as a critical blueprint for any future president. We look forward to standing side by side with the Governor to ensure that the next president lives up to the standard of robust action that Inslee has set in this race."

Oil Change International is a research, communications, and advocacy organization focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the ongoing transition to clean energy.

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