Dec 5, 2019
The first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice was held on Friday night in South Carolina. Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman and former EPA official Mustafa Ali co-moderated the event. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, Tom Steyer, Marianne Williamson, John Delaney, and Joe Sestak took part in the forum at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. The forum — hosted by the National Black Caucus of State Legislators and leaders from the frontline and tribal communities, civil rights, youth and environmental organizations — included discussion on how presidential hopefuls intend to manage the impacts of the climate crisis on the communities most affected. Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. On DN!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.