Sacramento, CA – Governor Jerry Brown calls for the country’s unity after the presidential election but urged Californians to not back down on the fight against climate change.
On Thursday, Brown issued a statement regarding the election and the transition to a new administration. Brown has travelled the world boasting of California’s aggressive actions to slow greenhouse gas emissions while Trump has pledged to roll back federal environmental regulations. Brown stated that Californians will “stay true to our basic principles” and will “protect the precious rights of our people.”
Here is the Governor’s entire statement:
“Today we saw the beginning of the transfer of power to the President-elect. While the prerogatives of victory are clear, so also are the responsibilities to ensure a strong and unified America. As President Lincoln said, ‘A house divided against itself cannot stand.’ With the deep divisions in our country, it is incumbent on all of us – especially the new leadership in Washington – to take steps that heal those divisions, not deepen them. In California, we will do our part to find common ground whenever possible. But as Californians, we will also stay true to our basic principles. We will protect the precious rights of our people and continue to confront the existential threat of our time – devastating climate change.
E PLURIBUS UNUM.”