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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:02 PM

 

Democratic presidential candidates take on climate change at Cedar Rapids forums

CEDAR RAPIDS — As Iowa readies for the caucuses ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Democratic candidates are making campaign swings through the state to talk up their plans for the economy, education and health care, among other issues.

But in Cedar Rapids — a city where historic flooding remains top of mind — climate change is taking center stage at a series of forums that aim to help voters dive deeper into candidates’ plans for addressing it.

State Sen. Rob Hogg, D-Cedar Rapids, hopes to get as many 2020 Democratic candidates as possible to participate in his series called “Climate Conversations,” or forums focused specifically on climate change.

“Iowans like to understand, Iowans like to get in on the sound bites and we like to be able to assess how deeply a candidate understands an issue and how deep their personal commitment is to act on those issues,” Hogg said. “Climate change is something that is important.”

Read more: https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/government/dem-presidential-candidates-take-on-climate-change-at-cedar-rapids-forums-rob-hogg-sunrise-movement-citizens-climate-lobby-20190710
(Cedar Rapids Gazette)
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