Kamala Harris, Hakeem Jeffries rally greens ahead of election

By Timothy Cama | 03/21/2024 06:25 AM EDT

The vice president and House minority leader spoke at an annual League of Conservation Voters dinner Wednesday.

League of Conservation voters dinner.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) with Vice President Kamala Harris at the League of Conservation Voters dinner in Washington on Wednesday. @LCVoters/X

Vice President Kamala Harris and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries rallied donors and allies of the League of Conservation Voters on Wednesday as they prepare for the presidential and congressional elections.

Both leading Democrats used LCV’s annual Capital Dinner in Washington to lay out what they see as high stakes for the environmental movement and other liberal interests as former President Donald Trump looks to take back the White House and Republicans try to take the Senate majority.

The speeches came the day after LCV’s super PAC pledged that it would, alongside its affiliates, spend $120 million in the 2024 elections, more than it had ever spent in a campaign cycle. At the group’s Capital Dinner last year, it endorsed President Joe Biden’s reelection bid, along with other major environmental groups.


Jeffries boasted that Democrats protected major climate programs in the Inflation Reduction Act and elsewhere from Republican attempts to roll them back. He cited fights over the farm bill, annual appropriations and elsewhere.