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By Ben Jealous
Sierra Club - Executive Director 

A Historic Vote and the Tools It Gave Us


March 16, 2023

Dale Rich

Senator Kamala Harris was the first lady to be voted in to serve as Vice President of the United States

Vice President Kamala Harris is sure to be remembered every March in Women's History Month as the first woman and the first person of color to serve our nation in that position. As notable as those two facts are, she may grow to be known just as much for a single vote in the Senate that helped save the planet.

Last August, she broke the 50-50 deadlock between Democrats and Republicans in the Senate to pass the Inflation Reduction Act. That historic package, along with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that Harris had crisscrossed the country in 2021 to build support for, give us a...

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