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"I think Greta has been able to speak truth to power in a way that has resonated with a lot of young people who are frustrated, who have lived their whole lives seeing inaction on climate change."
In the media
Joe McCarthy and Erica Sanchez
“It doesn’t address a lot of the co-pollutants that are also produced in fossil fuel combustion that have public health impacts.”
In the media
Justine Calma
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The future of our planet demands that we recognize our historic inequities and prioritize those who have been most impacted by climate change throughout history.
Blog
Trisha Hahn
“The equity components are the pieces that appear to have been weakened the most."
In the media
Justine Calma
“We don’t love where [the bill has] landed but we’re happy that we landed where we are."
In the media
Justine Calma
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CCPA
While Demos celebrates the legislation’s strong mandate on emissions reductions, the governor’s exclusion of community investment mandates and labor standards prolongs the fight for climate justice in New York and nationwide.
Press release
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The state legislature is on the verge of passing the Climate and Community Protection Act, and they need to hear from you.
Blog
Adrien Salazar
The CCPA is a climate bill, a racial justice bill, a public health bill, and an economic development bill. We need it to be all of these things.
Testimony and Public Comment
Adrien Salazar
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If we want to pass climate policies that could actually help reverse the climate crisis, then we also need to fix our democratic system that gives too much power to wealthy donors and big polluters.
In the media
Adrien Salazar
Bill Lipton
Demos strongly supports the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) that will protect and strengthen climate-impacted Latinx communities by reducing climate pollution and targeting clean energy investment based on principles of equity and racial justice.
Press release
Lew Daly