I just got back from my first big trip to Iowa as a candidate for president, where I kicked off our Climate Mission Tour. I wish everyone on my team could have felt the energy; I feel more inspired than ever. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so let me show you what I’m talking about!
Did you know the fastest growing job in the United States is for solar panel installers? The folks at SiteGen Solar in Cedar Rapids sure do — and a little snow isn’t going to slow them down.
Next fastest growing job in the U.S.? Wind turbine tech! They have plenty of those in Iowa, too. Here’s a few I spotted on my way to the next event.
Next, we went to Iowa State to talk with college students like Gabrielle and Brad. They told me about the action they’re taking locally and globally to combat climate change. They told me about why climate action is the galvanizing movement of their generation. And I was proud to stand with them for a few hours during a chilly Iowa day.
During our last stop in Des Moines, we met with local activists like Channing who have been organizing their communities to combat climate changes for years. I’m so inspired by their work.
I’m so grateful to the people I met in Iowa who made me feel so at home. I can’t wait to see you at a future stop on the Climate Mission Tour soon. We have a lot to talk about.