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Friends of the Earth Action congratulates Sen. Sanders on inspiring campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Friends of the Earth Action President Erich Pica made the following statement on Sen. Sanders’ endorsement of Secretary Hillary Clinton: One year ago, Friends of the Earth Action proudly endorsed Senator Sanders for president. Our endorsement was based on Sanders’ ideals and willingness to boldly push an inclusive progressive agenda for all […]

Democratic Platform sees progress, needs more work

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Friends of the Earth Action President Erich Pica had the following response to the Democratic National Committee platform: Thanks to the leadership of Senator Sanders and the power of the grassroots movement that he’s helped foster, the Democratic National Committee Platform has become more progressive.  This is a huge testament to Senator […]

FOE Action members bombard delegates before platform vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of Friends of the Earth Action reached out directly to Democratic Party platform committee members and demanded that they support a series of amendments that would add meaningful climate action to the party platform.  Amendments highlighted by Friends of the Earth Action members were: putting in place a carbon tax, opposing […]

Time for Dems to drive aggressive solutions to climate crisis

Time for Dems to drive aggressive solutions to climate crisis

Invited to speak to the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee, in Phoenix, Arizona today, Erich Pica, President of Friends of the Earth, challenged the party to unapologetically embrace the bold and aggressive environmental, social and economic justice solutions necessary to combat the dire climate change effects experienced by all, and disproportionally felt by the most vulnerable of society. […]