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Wed Jun 5, 2019, 06:53 PM

 

Gov. Jay Inslee's Global Climate Mobilization Plan

For Jay Inslee, no other framework covers both our domestic economy and international standing than the climate crisis.

No one knows the scope and scalability of climate change work than Gov. Inslee.

His plan has five tenets:

-- Rejoining the Paris Climate Accord, a 195-nation sweeping agreement to combat climate change that Trump opted to leave in 2017, fulfilling a campaign promise.
-- Studying climate migration, reversing a Trump administration to remove protections for refugees from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras and Nicaragua, and pledging to increase the number of refugees resettled by the United States.
-- Including enforceable climate standards for all new US trade agreements, "including conditioning trade deals on countries' commitment to robust implementation of the Paris Agreement" and increasing barriers for the trade of fossil fuels.
-- Doubling the US investment in the Global Climate Fund to help the proliferation of green technology.
-- Working to make substantial cuts to fossil fuel subsidies, and "implementing widespread prohibitions against financing for fossil fuel projects overseas."

Inslee, in early May, rolled out a sweeping plan aimed at combating climate change that, if enacted, would mean a wholesale change to the way the United States
-- builds buildings,
-- manufactures cars and
-- supplies the power grid and
-- cuts US coal production by 2030.

And later May, Inslee unveiled a jobs plan that promises the creation of 8 million jobs over the next 10 years with a laser-like focus on combating climate change.

The plan -- titled the "Global Climate Mobilization" -- is the third policy roll out from Inslee's campaign that aims to link a range of issues to climate change, the issue that Inslee is staking his entire campaign on.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/05/politics/inslee-climate-change-foreign-policy/index.html

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Jay Inslee

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 07:01 PM

1. I love Joe, but Inslee beats him on abortion, climate change. AND he can beat Trump in debate!

 

Inslee voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion.

Please give this underrated candidate a second look.

There's presidential power in Governor Jay Inslee.
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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 07:11 PM

2. Inslee/Harris for 2020. Gov. Inslee's been a progressive for a long time.

 

From On The Issues.org:

Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)

Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)

Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
Expand contraceptive services for low-income women. (May 2006)
Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)

Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
Require pharmacies to fulfill contraceptive prescriptions. (Jul 2011)
Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)

https://www.ontheissues.org/Jay_Inslee.htm
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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 08:08 PM

3. I too am very impressed with Governor Inslee!

 

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Response to Nevermypresident (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 08:25 PM

4. There is much more behind Inslee that the country will see by debate time.

 

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 08:32 PM

5. Go with it Governor. We need you to get your ideas out there.

 

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 08:34 PM

6. Climate Change Mobilization should be a new Cabinet department

 

Or give the EPA or Department of Energy an expanded charter that focuses squarely on addressing climate change.

I do think it's short sighted that the DNC is foregoing a climate debate. There are so many defining issues of our time, but climate change stands alone with its potential impact to the country and world.

On edit: Inslee's insistance that climate stay top-of-mind makes him a frontrunner, IMHO.
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Response to Politicub (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 08:38 PM

7. Restructuring the cabinet to deal with climate change is crucial for the next president, and Inslee

 

will have the know-how to do that on behalf of whoever is president so that he scales up everything he's done and learned from his work in Washington state.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 08:39 PM

8. No doubt! He's fantastic.

 

I love hearing him speak, too, and wish he had broader media visibility.
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Response to Politicub (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 08:53 PM

9. He's been on MSNBC at least three times; CBS, NBC, The View, Bill Maher. We'll see more of him.

 

Here he is with Chris Hayes a month ago.

Hayes: Is anything bipartisan possible?

Inslee: Republicans need to lead, follow or get out of the way.



On Bill Maher a few weeks ago.

Inslee: I am the Democratic one-man person that intends to make Donald Trump a blip in history.




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