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Jay Inslee crisscrosses country on campaign trail discussing climate change, immigration

Jun 4, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee continues his latest presidential campaign trip with a stop in Detroit today. Meanwhile, here in Washington state, there is good news for people who purchase individual health insurance. Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins talks about both in his weekly chat with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

On the governor’s agenda Tuesday, Inslee had three events scheduled with an environmental justice focus.

“He’s going to begin this day doing a walking tour in Detroit’s most polluted ZIP code,” Jenkins said. “After that, he’s going to do a roundtable discussion on the intersection of environmental justice and clean energy.”

The third stop is a tour to learn about the lack of clean and affordable drinking water, a big issue in the Detroit area.

After his Michigan campaign stop, part of a six-day campaign trip, Inslee travels to New York City then Iowa with a stop back in Washington state in between.

Inslee recently sent a letter to the Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez, Jenkins said, requesting that the DNC create a debate built around the issue of climate change. Inslee first requested the focused debate back in April, and now he’s renewing the request.

Inslee isn’t just talking climate change, though. He’s also talking immigration. Listen to the full conversation above to learn more about an immigration plan he unveiled in California, as well as information about a reprieve for individual health insurance consumers.