Election Issues

A conversation with our NextGen Climate friends in the field.

Source & Photos: NextGen Climate

Here at NextGen Climate, we understand how climate change intersects with racial inequality and work to act on that.
— Alicia Jones

What do you think is really at stake this election?

MG: With a continuing climate crisis, it is imperative to elect leaders who will fight to pass legislation to stop climate change. It is the obligation of our next president to do everything in their power to prevent this destruction from affecting the future of my generation, and every generation that follows.

AJ: There are many progressive causes that are standing at a fork in the road because of this year’s election with a long list of issues that affect so many Americans – women’s reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, immigration reform and naturalization efforts, environmental justice and solutions. One candidate will erase so much work that each of these causes has put forth and one will continue and accelerate the pathway to success. What’s at stake in this election is our culture and its progress!

What issues are the most important to you?

AJ: Racial and social justice issues impact me directly and energize me to continue organizing and working with organizations that activate our community members. Here at NextGen Climate, we understand how climate change intersects with racial inequality and work to act on that.

KC: Climate policy, education, and immigration are most important to me. Here in Nevada, we’ve seen firsthand the effects of the drought on Lake Mead. Education is the foundation of society, and its implemented to grow future leaders, doctors, electricians, and teachers. Our current immigration policy is broken, and forces millions of capable people to live in the shadows in fear of deportation.

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