In the event you’re following political information you then’ve most likely heard of The Squad, a gaggle of 4 newly elected congresswomen advocating for progressive insurance policies just like the Inexperienced New Deal.
However have you ever heard of the New Democrat Coalition and its plans for coping with local weather change? On this episode of Political Local weather, we hear from a lawmaker who’s main that cost.
Final yr, Sean Casten ran one of the vital overtly pro-climate motion campaigns of the 2018 midterms, in a traditionally Republican district. In the long run, Casten, a biochemical engineer and a clear power entrepreneur, beat out six-term Republican Rep. Peter Roskam.
Rep. Casten’s race within the Illinois sixth District was recognized as a 2018 battleground that would have decided whether or not or not Democrats took management of the Home. And it’s a reasonable, suburban district that Democrats will wish to preserve in 2020.
As you’ll hear on this interview, Rep. Casten is intent on discovering options to local weather change and doesn’t shrink back from getting wonky on subjects like power storage and attracting capital to the photo voltaic sector. However he additionally has a crucial view of among the insurance policies his fellow Democrats have put ahead.
Political Local weather is produced in partnership with the USC Schwarzenegger Institute, and because of invaluable help from producer Victoria Simon.
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