Efforts to suppress the voting rights of communities of color will hamstring efforts to combat climate change and mitigate environmental racism, Politico reports. People of color support clean energy and climate policies far more than white voters, and the harms caused by pollution are disproportionately forced on communities of color, thanks to the legacy and continuation of racist disenfranchisement and dispossession policies and practices across the United States. “We know Black and brown people are more likely to vote for the policies that we really need to save our environment,” said Heather McTeer Toney, a former EPA official under the Obama administration who is now a senior adviser to Moms Clean Air Force. “An attack on voting rights and attempts for voter suppression [also] equates to voter suppression for the climate community,” she added. (Politico)