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Democrats strategize on climate policy communication ahead of elections

House Democrats are eager to capitalize on legislative accomplishments in the run-up to the 2024 elections, but are concerned over a perceived lack of unified messaging.

Emma Dumain reports for Politico.


In short:

  • Democrats at a policy retreat discuss how to showcase their climate law achievements as they prepare for the 2024 elections, despite challenges in making these benefits tangible to voters.
  • The Inflation Reduction Act, heralded for its climate crisis initiatives, faces a messaging challenge, particularly in conveying its economic benefits to diverse communities.
  • Efforts are underway to ensure the clean energy benefits and savings promised by the Act become a reality for voters before the election.

Key quote:

"We invested — in the largest way in the history of the world — in combating the climate crisis, to turn the situation around and ensure there will be clean water, clean air and clean energy in every single community."

— Hakeem Jeffries, House Minority Leader.

Why this matters:

Understanding the real-world implications of climate policies is crucial for informed voting. Cutting through the misinformation and counter-messaging is key to climate progress.

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