Heatwaves are making Arizona summers hotter and longer. Our air is getting dirtier and more polluted. Wildfires are ravaging our state. Mega-droughts are drying up our water supply, forcing many farmers in our state to lose access to nearly half of the water on which they now rely to grow food for our state's families.
The climate crisis is hitting Arizona hard. And it's hitting working communities of color like ours the hardest with sky-high asthma rates and increased risk of miscarriage.
Meanwhile, Arizona's legislature can't even admit that the climate crisis is real, choosing instead to side with the fossil fuel industry and parrot their bogus lies.
In fact, due to the legislature's failure to fully fund the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), ADEQ has failed for several years failed to check groundwater for potentially harmful chemicals.
We need to act, fast. That is why I will work with community advocates, scientists, labor leaders, indigenous leaders, and others to ensure we invest in renewable energy, curb the use of fossil fuels, create thousands of unionized, well-paying green jobs, and protect public lands.
I will also work to introduce two landmark constitutional amendments that could transform our approach to tackling the climate crisis and would position Arizona as an international leader in ensuring a clean, safe environment for all.