Steve Greenfield pledges to support Tulsi Gabbard's OFF Act
In response to requests from organized supporters of Tulsi Gabbard's OFF (Off Fossil Fuels) Act, Steve Greenfield, Green Party candidate for Congress in New York's 19th District, has endorsed the bill, and signed the pledge to co-sponsor the bill upon taking a seat in the House of Representatives. He is the only candidate in New York's 19th District to do so.
Steve Greenfield for Congress
For Immediate Release
August 1st, 2018
Steve Greenfield 845-532-0280
"It is my distinct pleasure to be one of the candidates for Congress this year who is endorsing Tulsi Gabbard's OFF Act, which would put the United States on the path to end all fossil fuel electrical generation by 2035, finance retraining in renewable systems, and placement, for displaced workers, and end all federal subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. Both Antonio Delgado, my Democrat opponent, and John Faso, my Republican incumbent opponent, have refused to endorse this urgently needed bill," said Greenfield.
Greenfield continued: "While Faso's opposition is taken as predictable as a function of his party affiliation, Delgado's is equally predictable in that he moved here to run for Congress from the world's largest fossil fuel lobbying firm, and the plurality of his donations come from that firm and its clients. There's a lot more to candidate affiliation than the letter atop a ballot column. Both major candidates are pro-fossil fuel, while glacial melting is increasing, and substantial parts of America are being laid waste by wildfires. Luckily, they are not the only candidates on the ballot. Nobody can pretend they're serious about climate change and disaster prevention without supporting this bill. The Green New Deal will go much further in covering much more of our energy consuming and energy supplying infrastructure, but this is a great first step, and nobody who opposes it should be sent to Congress, because that's where the matter will be decided."