Why The Climate Crisis Demands Democracy Reform

Too often the U.S. political system interferes with the government’s ability to carry out the significant action required to address the climate crisis. The United States needs a healthy system of democracy — one that represents the will of the people — in order to combat climate change, which has emerged as a leading voting issue for Americans. This includes repairing the nation’s campaign finance system, which has allowed corporations and special interest groups — including big spenders from fossil fuel industries — to wield outsize influence in Washington. And it requires ensuring that communities of color and low-income communities, who often bear the brunt of environmental hazards, aren’t disenfranchised.

By Tim Lau. Brennan Center for Justice. July 1, 2021.

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