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Tom’s fight for a cleaner, more sustainable planet

For almost a decade, Tom has taken on corporate polluters with people-powered activism — and won.

Tom’s commitment to people-powered change at a community level makes him the strongest candidate on the environment — he’s the only Democrat in the running who will use the emergency powers of the presidency to take action on climate on day one.

Tom’s Justice-Centered Climate Plan will bring us into a sustainable, healthy, equitable future, together. He will also establish and fund a community-led Civilian Climate Corps to enable people to develop solutions that work best for their communities. Tom’s plan includes justice-based pollution reduction targets, as well as the creation of new, good, union jobs.

Since 2010, the grassroots movements Tom’s been involved in have put more renewable energy on the grid, kept a proposed dirty power plant out of a heavily polluted community, helped farmers and ranchers hold coal companies accountable, created tens of thousands of new, green jobs, and lowered electricity costs for California public schools. Tom was one of the first to oppose the XL Keystone Pipeline, and has stood at the forefront of the movement to divest from fossil fuel corporations.

Climate Facts

1.62 degrees

Since the late 19th century, the Earth’s surface temperature has risen about 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit.

5 years

The five warmest years on record occurred after 2010.

47 states

In the past five years, 47 states have declared states of emergency due to climate and weather-related disasters, and 49 have needed disaster-relief from FEMA.

286 billion

Between 1993 to 2016, Greenland has lost an average of 286 billion tons of ice per year and Antarctica lost about 127 billion tons of ice.