Through a rescheduling measure, Ferguson could permanently reshape its electoral landscape so that its leaders are chosen by an electorate that more closely resembles Ferguson as a whole -- rather than allowing them to be chosen by a tiny, overwhelmingly white group of voters.
Berwick's announcement is the latest in a string of statements by candidates for the state's highest office in support of various environmental measures, signalling the race may have a strong focus on climate-related issues.
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It's becoming clearer every day that a candidate advocating climate action drives a wedge between the anti-science Tea Party extremists and the rest of the Republican party (and independent/moderate voters). The Virginia Governor's race is but the latest example.