Bernie Sanders exits 2020 presidential race

WASHINGTON – Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) today announced he will suspend his campaign for President of the United States. 

In response, Erich Pica, President of Friends of the Earth Action, issued the following statement: 

Senator Sanders’ presidential bid permanently changed the fight for a healthy and just planet. Throughout the campaign Sanders has been a constant, fearless voice for people and the planet, advocating for the bold ideas and real solutions like the Green New Deal, which met the scale of what is needed to avoid climate catastrophe. 

While his campaign may be over, our movement continues. At this time of crisis, the progressive policies Senator Sanders champions remain indispensable to advancing the transformational changes we so badly need. 

It is now up to Vice President Biden to excite climate activists around the country by offering bolder solutions that protect people and the planet over greedy corporate interests. 

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