WASHINGTON, D.C.—People’s Action Climate Justice Campaign Director Kaniela Ing released the following statement today after President-Elect Joe Biden appointed Secretary John Kerry as Climate Envoy:
“Climate change is a global crisis that will require revolutionary cooperation, but over the past four years, Trump and his climate-denying cronies have soured key relationships and humiliated us on the world stage. Secretary John Kerry understands this and is qualified and prepared to tackle the climate crisis with us.
“I served on the Climate Power 2020 national advisory board with Secretary John Kerry, and he has shown us that he truly cares about climate change. He played a key role in defeating Trump and committing Biden to a historic $2 trillion climate plan, built upon massive public support for bold climate action. As Climate Czar, John Kerry should leverage his international experience, reestablish the United States globally as a moral leader, and fulfill the climate mandate our people demand and need.”
People’s Action is a national network of 37 state and local grassroots, power-building organizations united in fighting for justice. We operate the largest progressive rural organizing project in the country. People’s Action and its member organizations coordinated one of the biggest distributed organizing programs in rural areas this election season.