Black voters to play big roll in November, climate change issue may be factor
- April 14, 2010
- Katherine Tate, political science professor, is quoted in Black Voices News April 13, 2010
From Black Voices News:
The majority of respondents said they believe the Senate should pass legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions before the next election. This is an issue that some relate to increase in jobs and reduction of the Black unemployment rate. “Republicans will lose votes that they could possibly win from Blacks, the young, and working class Americans if this issue is successfully framed as boosting America's stagnant economy,” says Katherine Tate, University of California Irvine professor and author of the upcoming book, “What's Going On? Political Incorporation and the Transformation of Black Opinion”. Tate says the environment has never been aggressively linked to the Black political agenda. She attributes the strong interest to Al Gore's leadership as vice president to his interest in the environment for which he has since received the Nobel Peace Prize. Now, President Obama has successfully linked his green policies with job creation.
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