For Immediate Release, September 14, 2020
Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund Endorses Joe Biden
TUCSON, Ariz.— The Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund, the 501(c)(4) political arm of the Center for Biological Diversity, today endorsed Joe Biden to be the next president of the United States.
“We cannot equivocate in this election. Joe Biden must defeat Donald Trump in November or this planet and our democracy will suffer catastrophic and irreversible damage,” said Kierán Suckling, president of the Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund. “Donald Trump has been the most anti-environmental president in modern history. He has put children in cages, elevated white supremacy, denigrated women, mocked the suffering of countless people, and divided our nation through the politics of hatred, fear and ignorance. Joe Biden can restore decency and give us a fighting chance to stop the environmental calamities we now face.”
Over the past four years, Trump and his administration have relentlessly pursued an agenda to weaken environmental protections, including more than 100 rollbacks of critical safeguards for wildlife, public lands, clean water, clean air and toxics. Fossil fuel lobbyists, anti-public lands zealots and unabashed racists have been given positions of power throughout the administration, putting the interests of polluters above all else.
“The nightmare of the Trump presidency must come to an end in November,” said Suckling. “After the election we’ll push President Biden tirelessly to stop the wildlife extinction crisis, tackle the global climate emergency and protect people from polluters. First, though, we have to get Trump out of office. The future of our planet is at stake.”
The Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund is a national nonprofit organization that advocates for legislation and legislators that will advance a progressive environmental agenda. The Center Action Fund is the 501(c)(4) affiliate of the Center for Biological Diversity, but these organizations’ names are not interchangeable. This news release is from the Center Action Fund, not the Center for Biological Diversity.