Over the past several months, Joe Biden has assumed the herculean task of bringing the progressive left under his banner while maintaining the support of the more moderate liberals who form his base. As a result, he’s revisited a number of his original campaign proposals, from college debt to health care to climate.
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Climate change leaders said the choice of Harris signaled that Democrats will try to ensure that communities burdened by pollution would benefit from a transition to clean energy.
His choice is a characteristic example of his tendency to row in the direction of the day’s strongest political currents.
Climate change is a major issue in this year’s presidential election, but it has been largely overshadowed by other pressing issues, like the pandemic. With Senator Kamala Harris as the VP pick for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, we wanted to know about her track record on one of the biggest threats to our planet, and something on the minds of so many voters.
Politicians in the United States have never been able to rely on climate concerns to turn out voters, or change their behavior at the ballot box.
On Dec. 8 1997, Air Force Two touched down in Japan’s ancient capital, Kyoto, for a frenetic visit by then-Vice President Al Gore that is widely credited as having rescued talks on a new global climate treaty from collapse.
The political landscape has been buzzing all week after presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden named Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. Unfortunately, a lot of sexism, racism, and xenophobia have also reared its ahead, but sadly that is an article for another day.
On Tuesday, Joe Biden finally announced his running mate. Here’s what our panelists think about the choice.
Joseph R. Biden Jr., the presumptive Democratic nominee, selected Senator Kamala Harris of California as his running mate. She is the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major party.
As Joe Biden’s running mate, the California senator will draw in the activist community that Biden hopes to have behind his candidacy.