Jay Inslee announces 2020 presidential campaign in Seattle

The Washington governor is making climate change the key platform in his campaign.
2:39 | 03/01/19

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Transcript for Jay Inslee announces 2020 presidential campaign in Seattle
So I am announcing today. That I'm a candidate to become the next president of the United States. I do so because this is truly our moment. It is our moment to solve America's most daunting challenge in making it the first. For most and Paramount duty of the United States and that is to defeat climate change is our moment. To put the greatest threat to our existence two are caught him. Tour health. At the very top of the nation's agenda. This is our moment to reinvent. Our economy. Trading millions of jobs in every state in every community. Urban and rural. Across America. I am running. For present. Because unlike the man in the White House I believe in all the people who make up America we are the first generation to repeal. The sting of climate change. And we all are the last generation. They can do something about we will power our economy. With 100%. When he renewable and carbon free energy and achieve. Net zero greenhouse gas pollution in the we are going to create millions of good being jobs in every community investing. In clean energy. We are going to build electric cars in Michigan we are going to build and install wind turbines in Iowa. And we are going to install solar right here in Washington State. Our economy's reliance. On polluting fossil fuels and our political system's reliance on fossil fuel money. He's holding his back. So I have a message. For the oil coal and gas special interest. That Britain trains over we need to end. The giveaways. And billions in subsidies to fossil fuel industry. As a candidate I will not take one dime from fossil fuel pump. Not one nickel of taxpayer dollars will go to subsidize oil and gas. We are now involved in one of history's. Greatest endeavors. To save those living on this little blue planet. In the dangers in massive threat of climate change. So early to bad. Per meter rise. Work like hell and organize.

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