Kamala Harris has dedicated her career to public service and fighting for justice. As California attorney general, Harris has defended key environmental laws, including California’s cap and trade program and the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. During her tenure, California led the nation in developing innovative measures to fight climate change. Harris was elected attorney general in 2010 and previously served as district attorney of San Francisco.
Harris will work to bring California’s ambitious environmental leadership to the U.S. Senate. She will make it a priority to pass comprehensive legislation to address climate change and continue to grow California’s clean energy economy. Harris will also work to develop solutions to mitigate the effects of the drought in California and protect California’s majestic public lands and natural treasures.
Harris fills the seat of retiring Senator Barbara Boxer, who earned a lifetime score of 91 percent on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard through 2015.
In her own words:
“California’s climate and environmental protections are a model for the nation, and by working together, we can bring California’s bold environmental leadership to Washington.”
Source: Official California LCV Kamala Harris endorsement press release (9/13/16)