Climate activists hope to prod Biden to exit race

By Robin Bravender | 07/10/2024 04:31 PM EDT

Activists with the group Climate Defiance plan to protest at President Joe Biden’s campaign headquarters in Delaware as they urge him to drop out of the race. 

Joe and Jill Biden pictured at the Biden campaign headquarters.

President Joe Biden (left) waits to speak as first lady Jill Biden looks on at the Biden campaign headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, on Feb. 3. Alex Brandon/AP

Climate activists are rallying supporters to converge at President Joe Biden’s campaign headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, as they urge the president to drop his reelection bid.

The group that has protested Biden administration officials to demand more action to combat climate change is now calling on Biden to end his campaign following his debate against former President Donald Trump.

“To save our democracy and our climate we must defeat Trump,” Climate Defiance founder and Executive Director Michael Greenberg told supporters in an email. “And the way to do that is to replace Biden.” The group is encouraging activists to protest at Biden’s campaign headquarters next Monday.


This is “a fork in the road,” Greenberg said. “Do we continue with a feeble candidate … ? Or do we unite behind someone who can energize voters and end the era of fossil fuels?”