For Immediate Release
Statement from Sunrise Movement co-founder Varshini Prakash on Vice President Biden’s new plans for Environmental Justice, Sustainable Infrastructure, and an Equitable Clean Energy Future:
WASHINGTON - Throughout this election cycle, our generation has relentlessly pressured the Democratic establishment to grasp the existential urgency of the climate crisis. We pushed every single Presidential candidate to show us their plan, and we weren’t afraid to say when they fell far from what was needed to provide a livable future for our generation. We’ve also been clear: the climate crisis is not just an existential threat, but our greatest opportunity — if we have to transform everything, let’s build a better future. It’s no secret that we’ve been critical of Vice President’s Biden’s plans and commitments in the past. Today, he’s responded to many of those criticisms: dramatically increasing the scale and urgency of investments, filling in details on how he’d achieve environmental justice and create good union jobs, and promising immediate action — on day 1, in his first 100 days, in his first term, in the next decade — not just some far off goals."
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