Stonyfield Kicks Off Climate-Focused Campaign Forums

Aug 23, 2019

Voters at a presidential campaign forum about climate change Thursday night say the issue still isn't getting enough attention.

The event, at yogurt-maker Stonyfield's factory in Londonderry, featured Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan and former Maryland Congressman John Delaney, both Democrats.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee had been slated to appear, but ended his climate-focused campaign earlier this week.

Voters like Elizabeth Deutsch, a nurse from Vermont, worry the issue will remain sidelined in the race.

"Until we speak out enough to continue to focus on climate change as a catastrophic, pressing issue, then there's no reason for anyone to take it on,” she says.

Stonyfield hopes to hold these climate forums with all the presidential hopefuls from both parties in the coming months. So far no other candidates have committed to appearances.