Biden for President
July 3, 2020

Biden for President Announces Climate Engagement Advisory Council

Today, Biden for President announced the formation of a new Climate Engagement Advisory Council. The Council will advise the campaign on mobilizing voters who care about climate change and environmental justice to vote for Joe Biden in November. The Council will consist of Tom Steyer, Carol M. Browner, Dr. Cecilia Martinez, Lonnie Stephenson, Congresswoman Deb Haaland, and former South Carolina State Representative Harold Mitchell. 

The council will work with the Biden campaign to develop and execute plans to engage key communities most affected by climate change and environmental injustices, including young Americans, communities of color, union households, and more. The formation of the Climate Engagement Advisory Council builds upon the campaign’s ongoing engagement and bold policies already outlined by Biden. Shortly after announcing his campaign, Biden detailed his Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice — an ambitious plan to lead the world in addressing the climate emergency while creating good-paying, union jobs.
“We are excited to work with climate and environmental justice leaders from across the country to bolster our campaign’s continued collaboration with climate action leaders, environmental justice advocates, and union members,” said Jen O’Malley Dillon, Campaign Manager, Biden for President. “The Climate Engagement Advisory Council will strengthen our efforts to engage climate voters to elect Joe Biden, so he can deliver on his plan to start a clean energy revolution and create millions of good-paying, union jobs.”
The members of Biden for President’s Climate Advisory Council include:
  • Tom Steyer, Climate Activist and Philanthropist
  • Dr. Cecilia Martinez, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Center for Earth, Energy & Democracy*
  • Lonnie R. Stephenson, International President, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
  • Deb Haaland, Congresswoman (NM-1)
  • Carol M. Browner, Former EPA Administrator and current Board Chair, League of Conservation Voters
  • Harold Mitchell, Jr., Former South Carolina State Representative and Founder, ReGenesis Community Development Corporation* 

*Title for identification purposes only
Climate action leaders have stepped out in full force for Biden this election. Biden has earned endorsements from leading environmental groups who see him as the best leader to fight climate change and create clean energy jobs, including the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, NRDC Action Fund, and the National Wildlife Foundation (NWF) Action Fund. Leaders in the fight against climate change like Vice President Al Gore, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Washington Governor Jay Inslee have also endorsed Biden, citing his credentials to address climate change head on.

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